|Residents Meet to
Protest Caviar Farm Development in Chiltington Lane, near Lewes - September
In Chiltington East in '16
the strangest idea we had seen
a planned caviar farm
wordwashed in soothsayer
LW/16/0695 - a rhyme of the Romans winterbourne|
I was mowing the lawn at the bank
holiday weekend (slowly so as to enable the toads to leap out of harm's way
when they heard the noisy thing approaching - and also somewhat slowly because
it hurts my shins less if I walk into the back of the basket when my
steering is a bit wonky and the front of the mower hits the raised vegetable
beds) and I was thinking about how silly the whole
idea seemed but also the difficulty of conveying these complex ideas to normal
people who don't have the time to read hundreds of pages of arguments on one
side or the other.
I couldn't help it but some silly verses started
popping into my head which seem to summarize the caviar farm story. Only the
first part has been written so far, and more is to follow.
be more to come on this.
So please make a note and come back soon
if you're curious to see how it goes.
Or maybe it will prompt you
to start a petition against limericks about planning applications in the
re "Chiltington East"
fair - I can't claim any credit for the delightful term "Chiltington
East" as a smoother sounding substitution for rhyming purposes for "East
I first heard the term "Chiltington East" in a wonderful
rhyme at the East Chiltington village party in 2016 at
I put a note on this page to ask if anyone could tell me
who that was so that I could give a deserved attribution (as I'm sure this usage
will pass into the folklore and maybe even the language).
About a week
later I was on a walk around East Chiltington on September 10, 2016 (the
landscape assessment event) which had been organised by Steve Toomey and this
where I learned who it was.
Rivkah Cummerson, who was one of over 20
of us on the walk, had seen my query on this page and told me the name of the
piano playing dog poet was Joss
I will contact Joss and ask if he has a copy of his
poem I can link to.
You'll love it.
On Thursday, September 1, 2016 - it was
clear we were having an effect when an East Sussex Highways van started to
remove and take away protest signs because of a complaint the day before by the
caviar company which wants to develop the greenfield site.
removes protest posters|
from residents' own verges
at request of
democracy in action. Local residents' voices silenced at their own taxpaying
the full story
wrong thing wrong placewhat's it all about?
Say No to caviar farm
Chiltington Lane, Lewes
There are many
But the underlying wrongness of this speculative
scheme is so simple to grasp that even a child can understand it.
campaign page for more.
You can tell Lewes District Council what you think right now using this
comments form and they are obliged to consider what you sayfor other
methods and details see column on the left
"All the residents of Chiltington Lane, and many more local people
nearby, are concerned about this application"
Some of the local people who are opposed to
the Caviar Farm development - at a recent meeting last Sunday (September 4th).
Read the press
Saturday, August 27, 2016 - within a few
hours of having the
ready on Friday afternoon you could hear the sound of neighbours tap tapping
the posts to show their support all along the lane.
afternoon the signs stretched for more than a mile outside every house from one
end of the lane to the other. We've had requests for more signs but we ran out.
So for now you'll have to print you own from this