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Mike Objects to Huge Green Party Development on Toad’s Hole Valley


Mike has objected to the Green administration’s plan for a massive development on Toad’s Hole Valley, right beside the South Downs National Park.

Toad’s Hole Valley, a large triangular site on the edge of Hove between the A27, King George VI Avenue and Downland Drive, has been earmarked for development by the Green administration in their City Plan. Mike has been contacted by a number of concerned residents and has written a letter of objection to John Barradell, Chief Executive of Brighton & Hove City Council.

In his letter, Mike said: “While I appreciate that more people want to live in Brighton & Hove than there are available homes, I strongly believe that building over Toad’s Hole Valley – a greenfield site that borders, and feels very much part of, the South Downs National Park – is completely inappropriate. Many residents feel the same way.”

“I strongly feel that such countryside should not be developed and worry that the Green Administration’s plans for a high-density development in this spot will further damage the eco credentials of our city. Concreting over this unofficial nature reserve sends out the wrong message, at a time when we should be encouraging people to value the natural environment”

Commenting, Mike said: “This massive development is not at all appropriate for the city and it is quite understandable why residents are against the Greens’ plans for a huge building scheme. This second attack on the South Downs National Park is not very Green.”

For full text of Mike’s letter of objection, click here.