Chambers of Commerce in Uckfield and Crowborough have joined forces to fight a planning rule restricting development within 7km of the Ashdown Forest.
Uckfield Chamber executive committee member Chris Macve told the organisation’s annual meeting that a challenge had also been mounted against the rule, through a judicial review, by landowners including the Neville and Birch Grove Estates.
In addition Crowborough Chamber has approached Sussex and Brighton universities to see whether they would be prepared to carry out an independent review of nitrogen levels on the forest which are said to be damaging the forest habitat. Continue reading
Uckfield Chamber of Commerce is pressing Wealden Council for more information about a restriction on development within 7km of the Ashdown Forest.
A letter has been sent to the chief planning officer requesting an update on the rule brought in to protect the Ashdown Forest from increasing nitrogen deposition but which Chamber members say is stifling economic growth.
President David Marshall, senior partner at Dawson Hart solicitors, told members at a meeting on Tuesday, January 22, that the restriction continued to be of particular concern to members in the construction industry but the negative effect went much further. Continue reading
Fire service community volunteers are likely to be visiting Uckfield shops in the run up to Christmas to remind traders about safety at this busy time of year.
Steve Lewis, watch manager at Uckfield Fire Station told members of the town’s Chamber of Commerce about the visits last week and asked them to think carefully about storage of extra stock and use of Christmas lights.
He warned that extra stock should not be stored in front of fire doors. “Unfortunately that is something that does happen,” he said.