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East Hoathly Village Concerns Blog

East Hoathly Village Concerns Blog

lots of acronyms – please see categories: Abbreviations

Protect ancient woodlands and hedgerows against developers.

Dr Tony Whitbread, CEO of Sussex Wildlife Trust takes us on a tour of an ancient woodland next to one of the many oil drilling sites springing up across the Weald. He shows us what’s under threat and explains why the Sussex Wildlife Trust is opposing these developments.

Traffic surge through East Hoathly July 2017

On a day in July when the A22 was closed because of an accident, traffic through our village is dense and dangerous:

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Village Concerns AGM

Village Concerns AGM
Tuesday, September 5th
East Hoathly Village Hall

Election of a District Councillor for Chiddingly and East Hoathly July 2017

Disappointing turn out at 26.17%.



16th July Britain’s leading Conservative blog for news, comment, analysis and campaigns

Javid is set for the mother and father of all dust-ups with Conservative-controlled councils, whose fear of the Party’s collective leadership …. the Communities Secretary “is ready to ‘shame’ some council leaders into owning up to housing needs”

16th July Guardian-Countryside in crisis: why rural Britain needs a new deal

Brexit … is also likely to bring to a head issues concerning the fabric of rural life that have long been unravelling.

Biodiversity and Planning in Sussex

Sussex Wildlife Trust have produced a really useful guidance document for those concerned about the environmental impact of development in Sussex; and there are dozens of links to further information: find here.

Wealden candidates’ views on Planning and Development issues.

Village concerns has sent a letter regarding Planning issues to all Parliamentary party candidates for Wealden. The replies we have received so far are found here.



Village Concerns is not promoting any particular party but we are interested in candidates’ views on Planning and Development issues.

Below are links to the list of candidates and their agents in case you wish to make further enquiries.



Community Habitat Mapping (Thanks to Nick Daines)

As Wealden do not appear to challenge developers when they assert that development will increase biodiversity by providing private gardens, something like this may be useful to better understand the biodiversity we currently have:


Wealden’s golden goose.

Countryside is our biggest asset