Center Parcs proposed development

The SOS has combined with the Woodland Trust, CPRE Sussex, SWT and the RSPB to issue the following Joint Press Release (Click Here) opposing Center Parcs’ plans to site a new holiday village in Oldhouse Warren, alongside the M23. This press release is being sent to national and Sussex press and TV.

Although Oldhouse Warren is not open to the public we do know from limited and authorised bird survey work that is an excellent area for birds. Whilst we are not opposed to Center Parcs building a new holiday Center in the South of England we jointly believe this is the wrong site, being an Ancient Woodland which is also in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Everything under national planning law says that Ancient Woodland and AONB’s are supposed to be protected and that planning permission for such a development should never be given. Whilst no formal planning application has yet been submitted we want to put a stop to this proposal now, before a planning application is even submitted, and convince Center Parcs to think again. You can really help us by contacting Center Parcs, the local MPs and the leader of the Mid-Sussex District Council, expressing your opposition to this proposed development. Click here for some points to make.

Their contact details are as follows:

Center Parcs: Tweet @CenterParcsUK or post on their Facebook Page using the hashtag #SaveOldhouseWarren

Although on the east side of the M23 opposite Crawley, Oldhouse Warren is in the Horsham Parliamentary constituency. The MP is Jeremy Quin – It is also worth contacting the Crawley MP Henry Smith – and Mid Sussex MP Mims Davies –

The leader of Mid Sussex District Council is Jonathan Ash-Edwards –

or Tweet @JAshEdwards or post on his Facebook Page

If you live in the Mid-Sussex area please also contact your local councillors.

And if you have any queries please contact myself.

Richard Cowser