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Protect Longhill Close Woodland

This petition had 1,085 supporters

We the undersigned respectfully request that Brighton and Hove Council take immediate action to protect the amenities provided by the land between Longhill Close Ovingdean and Elvin Crescent Rottingdean.

Your voice matters!

Protect your environment, request the Council to take action before it’s too late!

Clearing of trees and bushes in preparation for potential development has begun on land between Longhill Close and Elvin Crescent. Our aim is to petition the Council to stop this devastation immediately and have the area designated as unsuitable for development in the City Plan on the following grounds:

Heritage - it preserves a very important and historic boundary between the two villages

Ecology - the land maintains a natural wildlife habitat which is a link in the wildlife corridor that runs through the valley, and is home to flora, fauna and notable wildlife

Woodland - it maintains local green-space and natural habitats, preventing landslip and flooding

Noise and light pollution - the boundary acts as a noise and light barrier across the valley

Aesthetic - it provides a visual significant vista for the enjoyment of residents and visitors

Infrastructure - further development in this area would mean increased pressure on sewage, roads, schools, doctors, dentists and air quality

The City Plan presently highlights meadows and woodland areas within Ovingdean for potential development. These areas define Ovingdean and provide a natural break and screening. Without these, Ovingdean could become a huge housing estate. We urge the Council to protect these last remaining green spaces which, in the case of the Longhill Close land, forms a gap between Rottingdean and Ovingdean.

With YOUR support there has been success with the Meadow Vale planning application being refused and Badgers Walk has been earmarked for a woodland Tree Preservation Order.

Please sign the attached petition today in support of preserving this land.

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