Many of you will be aware of the Eton land project, which is a site that has been put forward for development as part of Lewes District Council’s Land Availability Assessment.
Eton land is to the east of Plumpton lying in the parish of East Chiltington and has the potential for 3000 houses. Although not in the parish of Chailey, it does border South Chailey and would have a substantial impact on the village. A Steering group has been formed with representatives from Plumpton, East Chiltington, Hamsey, Westmeston, Wivelsfield and Chailey - the first meeting recently took place and this mainly focussed on strategies to stop the development. Councillor Mike Lethem is the representative for Chailey Parish Council and will report back to the Council at their Full Council and Planning meetings.
A group that is separate from the Parish Councils has been set up to campaign against the project. The group are called “Don’t Urbanise the Downs” and they will be issuing publicity flyers to the villages affected by the proposal.