RUNWAY DECISION: environmental groups’ dismay

Environment groups have voiced their reaction to news about airport expansion in the south-east.

Environment 2
West Sussex MPs Nick Herbert, Sir Nicholas Soames, Tim Loughton, Jeremy Quin, Sir Peter Bottomley and  Henry Smith with Schools Minister Nick Gibb

MPs appeal to schools minister for fairer funding

West Sussex MPs have met with the Minister for Schools to ask for extra money for the county’s cash-strapped schools.

Environment 1

New council-built homes to go on sale from £280,000

Nineteen new homes being built by a council on a former school site in Horley are expected to be finished by early next year.

DM16147043a.jpg. Cuckfield play meadow under threat of development. Flis Irving, left, and Janet Beales. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-160710-140545008

‘We won’t give up’ say villagers fighting to stop council building on children’s play area

Villagers who have waged a years-long battle to save a children’s play meadow from development vowed today: We won’t give up.

News 3
Copyright: Jeffrey Milstein

Gatwick taxis to go green by 2020

Gatwick taxis are to go green by 2020 reducing carbon emissions by 75 per cent per journey.

New signs at Bedelands Nature Reserve, Burgess Hill SUS-160510-124819001

New signs for nature reserve

Burgess Hill District Lions are among Lions clubs all over the world currently celebrating the organisation’s centenary.

Site of the planned airport parking centre off the A23 at Lowfield Heath SUS-160410-141101001

Proposed new 3,000 airport car park is on land ‘safeguarded for second Gatwick runway’

Plans to provide a 3,000-space airport car park on a countryside site near Gatwick could be thwarted - because the land has been earmarked for building a second runway.


£1,000 worth of vouchers up for grabs at opening of major new store

Europe’s largest sports retailer is hoping to gather together masses of local sports teams at the opening of its first Crawley store next week.

Crouchlands Farm SUS-150217-113114001

COUNTY NEWS: Dairy farm ordered to pay £8,000 for polluting Sussex river

A controversial energy farm has been prosecuted for spilling effluent into the River Kirk.

Worthing Road, Southwater

‘Traffic chaos will get worse because of new homes’

Building works are being blamed for causing traffic chaos in a village - and there are fears there is worse to come.

News 7
Horsham - Piries Place. 29-02-16. Pic Steve Robards SR1607104 SUS-160229-150724001

Revealed: New cinema plans for former Waitrose site

A major multi-million-pound re-development scheme - including a new cinema - is being planned for Piries Place in Horsham.

News 5
The extent of the damage to Johnny Boylan and Belinda Pickering's flood wall SUS-160914-172955001

COUNTY NEWS: Aerial footage shows river wall damage

Footage has been posted online showing the extent of the damage to a river wall in Sussex

New legislation is expected to come in next year

Call for action over danger road

A call for action has gone out over a danger road where there has been a string of accidents and near misses.

News 3
Johnny Boylan and Belinda Pickering outside their house in River Road

COUNTY NEWS: Residents face ongoing threat of homes falling into river

Months after the collapse of a river wall, the man whose home is at risk of being overtaken by flood water has spoken about the ongoing stress and anxiety the situation is causing him.

Environment 2
Work starts on the �3.2 million revamp of Queens Square, Crawley SUS-160920-114710001

Major £3 million revamp of town centre starts

Work has begun on the multi-million-pound transformation of Queens Square, Crawley, into a ‘high quality public space.’


Work to clean water mains in Haywards Heath

Work is to be carried out next week to clean water mains in west Haywards Heath to safeguard the quality of drinking water.

Turtle dove Streptopelia turtur, standing on grass. Photo: Andy Hay (rspb-images.com)

Act now to save UK nature - wildlife expert’s call to arms

It’s not too late to save UK nature but we must act now. That is the conclusion from a coalition of more than 50 leading wildlife and research organisations behind the State of Nature 2016 report.

Prince Charles meets Dominic Moore and Councillor Pru Moore. Photo Robin Bell SUS-161209-113025001

Seeds from Sussex help to create a new ‘royal’ meadow

Wildflower and grass seeds from Sussex are helping to form a new ‘Coronation Meadow’ in London.


Countryside sale sparks new development fear

Open fields that have been put up for sale have sparked new fears of major housing development in the countryside.


Sir David Attenborough backs Sussex Wildlife Trust legacy campaign

Sir David Attenborough is supporting Sussex Wildlife Trust in its quest to protect vulnerable wildlife this week (September 12-18).

News 4
Load more