A protest meeting about a 10,000-home new town in the countryside drew so many people that some had to be turned away.
The 400 who did manage to squeeze into the session at Adastra Hall, Hassocks heard Arundel and South Downs MP Nick Herbert warn that the plan was a “serious threat”.
School pupils Holly Richardson, Imogen Watson and Annabel Locke, all 15, (pictured) handed over a protest petition at Adastra Hall, Keymer. It was received by Nick Herbert, whose area partly covers Mid Sussex, and Nicholas Soames, MP for Mid Sussex.
The youngsters joined in the protest about the proposal by developers for a new town on 1200 acres of countryside in the area around Twineham, Henfield, Woodmancote, Shermanbury, Wineham, Sayers Common, Albourne, Blackstone, Hickstead and Hurstpierpoint.
Report in this Thursday’s Mid Sussex Times.