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Archive for November, 2016

What is sustainable development

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

What is sustainable development

“Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present, without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”

The concept of sustainable development can be interpreted in many different ways, but at its core is an approach to development that looks to balance different, and often competing, needs against an awareness of the environmental, social and economic limitations we face as a society.

All too often, development is driven by one particular need, without fully considering the wider or future impacts. We are already seeing the damage this kind of approach can cause, from large-scale financial crises caused by irresponsible banking, to changes in global climate resulting from our dependence on fossil fuel-based energy sources. The longer we pursue unsustainable development, the more frequent and severe its consequences are likely to become, which is why we need to take action now.

http://www.sd-commission.org.uk/pages/what-is-sustainable-development.html

More than a million homes possible on suitable brownfield land

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

New research published today (2 November 2016) by the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) shows that suitable brownfield sites across England can provide at least 1.1 million new homes.

Biodiversity Report

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

East Hoathly has rare species (Biodiversity Report), including,

  • Sites of Nature Conservation Importance (SNCIs): TQ517165 land adjacent to proposed Hesmond development plot
  • Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs)

Here is a strong damnation sent in by an East Hoathly resident of the Phlorum Biodiversity report (Hesmond application).

Newts

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

East Hoathly has Newts! : Long Pond – Newt Survey,  Long Pond – Reptile Survey

Great Crested Newts have legal protection and may help our campaign to limit the unnecessarily large developments proposed in the Parish.

 

Wealden Local Plan Update

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

There has been a last minute change by WDC. The Wealden Local Plan will not been submitted on Nov 9th . It is not ready and has now been delayed till the first quarter of 2017. It could be as late as March. No one is sure exactly what this means as yet. Worse case scenario is that is more open season for developers.

See note from Nigel Hannan (Director Planning Policy and Economic Development Wealden District Council)