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This blog is all about the residents of Hassocks and Hurstpierpoint trying to Protect Ham Fields. Ham Fields is the ancient name of the green space which remains between Hassocks and Hurstpierpoint, the so called Strategic Gap, also referred to as land to the west of London Road, Hassocks.

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Tuesday, 15 December 2015

51 House Planning Application

Well there is a new planning application from Gleeson in respect of Ham Fields.

Two Planning Inspectors and a Home Secretary have said;

"no diminution of the Local Gap"

this means no building in the Local Gap!

You can have a look at the application and comments so far by following this link


click the "Make a Comment" button to leave your response or send an e-mail to 

steven.king@midsussex.gov.uk and


making sure to include the reference DM/15/4609 in the subject.

Comments need to be in before Christmas Day.

The Parish Council will be formulating their response at the Planning Meeting on 21 December 2015 at 19:30 in the Parish Rooms.  Please go along to remind Councillors that development at this site is not wanted, desired or needed.

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