Ramsey Close Town Green
The recent controversy over Horsham District Council’s
attempt to sell a town green off Ramsey Close to Saxon
Weald for housing for £1 has highlighted the risks
which threaten the future of our town greens.
The Horsham Society has long championed our greens –
often small areas of open space which we take for
granted, but which make our town the pleasant place it
is to live, work or visit - and we put our weight
behind the Ramsey Close action group by issuing a
Press Statement opposing the destruction of the green.
Horsham Council’s Planning Committee agreed with us
and voted unanimously to refuse the application.
But that wasn’t the end of the story. The Council then
did everything it could to block an attempt by
residents – led by Ruth Garner - to have the green
registered. Fortunately, justice was finally done when
the County Council approved the registration in 2008.
Now, at last, this important green space is safe from
further attack by the Council.
Press statement (January 2007)»
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