We are a group of local residents who want to keep our community informed of a proposal to develop approximately 100 acres of beautiful countryside at Haywards Heath Golf Course, High Beech Lane, Lindfield, West Sussex, RH16 1SL.
Fairfax, a local developer, propose to build 1,100 new homes on the golf course land. We understand they will be submitting an Outline Planning Application after the Site Allocation process has completed in summer 2020.
MSDC is currently looking to add or "allocate" sites to their 5 year housing land supply. This is called the Site Allocation process. This is significant because the process allows new sites, not currently allocated (like Haywards Heath Golf Course), to be considered for development.
At the beginning of September MSDC published a "draft list" of 22 new sites which are being proposed as part of the Site Allocation process for residential development. A consultation period on the "draft list" of sites will be open to the general public to make their views known (in planning parlance this is called Regulation 18 – Issues and Options Consultation) between 9th October and 20th November.
We are delighted to announce that Haywards Heath Golf Course was not chosen as one of the 22 sites that will provide another 1,962 new homes. However, this decision is not set in stone and there may be representations made during the public consultation that change the composition of the draft list of sites. As such it is important we make our views known in support of excluding the Golf Course. We will shortly be recommending you all write in to show your support. We will email you shortly with the details you should include.
Our campaign "Stop HHGC Development" is pleased to announce that along with Lindfield Rural and Lindfield Parish Council we have succeeded in registering the golf course as an Asset of Community Value (ACV) with Mid Sussex District Council. This decision was appealed by the company that owns the Golf Course and Fairfax. We are pleased to report the appeal was unsuccessful and MSDC upheld their decision to keep The Golf Course designated as an ACV.