New town would destroy Henfield

Public Meeting Friday, June 14th commencing at 19:00 @ St Peter’s Church, Henfield called in opposition to Mayfield Market Towns New Town proposals.

Mayfield Market Towns (MMT) are pulling out all the stops in the lead up to Horsham District Council’s (HDC) allocation of sites in early autumn. Residents and parish and district councillors have now received letters from MMT inviting them to share their views on the project. This is, if MMT are to be believed, the first stage in a broader engagement process.

As a reminder these are unscrupulous developers who will have you believe that a new town will alleviate the pressures of overdevelopment in nearby towns and villages. Instead a settlement of this size less than half a mile from Henfield’s boundary’s edge would destroy our rural village communities.

There is no suitable infrastructure – that which is proposed is mostly either unnecessary or inadequate – it is miles from the nearest railway station, and it will only add excessively to the already heavy strain on our public services and busy roads.

Despite having been repeatedly rejected and widely condemned Mayfields remains a very real threat with an agreement in place with Horsham District Council that obliges HDC to test its deliverability and help overcome any obstacles.

A public meeting has now been organised to demonstrate our strength of opposition to these proposals, to inform the public of its unsuitability and to explain how we intend to proceed in ensuring MMT are not included in HDC plans.

The meeting will take place at 19:00 on June 14th at St Peter’s Church, Church Lane, Henfield, West Sussex, BN5 9NY. This will be attended by our two MPs: The Right Honourable Sir Nicholas Soames and The Right Honourable Nick Herbert together with planning experts and local community leaders.

If you coming by car please park in either the library car park or village hall car park off the high street and make your way on foot to St Peters’s Church, map reference


Save the Sussex Weald and help us stop Mayfields totally unsustainable proposal by attending the public meeting on Friday, 14th June.

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Some residents have recently received communications from MMT asking them if they would like to meet to learn more about this proposal. If you would like any advise on how to respond please email LAMBS at

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