The government proposes to force the building of more than 15000 new houses in Lewes District over the next 20 years, more than doubling the current rate of building.
The government's mantra of 'Build, build, build' supports big developers while swamping communities with unsustainable housing targets generated by a dubious algorithm. We call on the government to listen to local people and urgently revise their target to a more realistic level. We believe that such decisions should be made locally and take into account local needs and conditions, rather than being dictated by a minister in Whitehall. We call on the government to let decisions over housing to be made locally.
To: Robert Jenrick MP, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government
We, the undersigned, oppose Conservative government instructions to build 782 homes per year (or 15,640 over 20 years) in Lewes District. We do not believe our communities can support such an enormous increase in housing that will stretch local services and infrastructure beyond breaking point.
Read more about the issue here, and sign our petition.