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Protest Caviar Farm Development in Hamlet Near Lewes
Lane, East Chiltington, Lewes, UK - September 8, 2016:-
of East Chiltington, St. Johns Without and Cooksbridge met last Sunday evening
(September 4, 2016) to discuss their concerns about a recent application to
Lewes District Council to build a caviar farm in Chiltington Lane, East
Chiltington (planning application LW/16/0695). Many of them had recently
returned from holiday to learn that they had less than two weeks to digest the
many documents and submit their comments to the council. The deadline for
comments is September 16th 2016.
caviar farm may permanently damage the landscape in a sensitive area near to the
South Downs National Park that is located on a narrow country lane popular with
walkers, riders and cyclists.
The developer, Mr Kenneth Benning of
London Fine Foods, intends to build a reservoir, four fish ponds, farm buildings
and a dwelling on a steeply sloping site requiring massive earth movements which
will totally reshape the landscape.
Filling the reservoir and ponds
will consume scarce water from a seasonal winterbourne upon which sea trout and
many other animals and plants depend.
'All the residents of
Chiltington Lane, and many more local people nearby, are concerned about this
application,' said Janet Downes, organiser of the meeting. 'We are very lucky to
live and work in such a beautiful place. The proposed caviar farm could leave us
with a permanent scar on the landscape in return for little or no economic
benefit to the area. This is just the wrong place for this enterprise.'
fully support the local residents in their fight against this blot on the
landscape,' said Councillor Sarah Osborne, District Councillor for Plumpton,
Street, East Chiltington and St. John Without. 'I share their concerns about the
impact this development would have on the local environment and the detrimental
effect on the quality of life of its immediate neighbours.'
information and contact details
links to the plan and related stories
Janet Downes - tel
01273 891 050, firstname.lastname@example.org
District Councillor for Plumpton, Street, East Chiltington and St. John
Without:- tel 07986 776 105, email@example.com
Photo below shows those present at the first protest meeting at
Chiltington House, Chiltington Lane.