Conservatives break promise to protect Ringmer from overdevelopment

This week, Lewes District Council's Planning Committee rejected the Ranger's farm planning application.

The Lib Dems have always said these developments are unwelcome and we will campaign against any speculative developments outside the local plan. We stand up for Ringmer green spaces and we welcome today's outcome.

sean3.jpegCouncillor Sean Macleod said: "While I am pleased the application was rejected, I am disappointed, although not surprised, to see three Conservative councillors voted for this damaging proposal.

"This just shows quite clearly that we cannot trust the Tories to protect our green spaces. I am happy that the committee agreed with me about the need to protect Ringmer from damaging, speculative development, while it seems the Tories want to see further destruction.

"I am, personally, delighted with the outcome but we must now wait to see if the developer will appeal to the planning inspectorate. I will be watching that very closely, given that our MP promised us all that the inspector would uphold the decision of the committee."

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