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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)»

Aerial view»
WSCT article: Shabby and bullying approach to town

Protecting Horsham's Town Greens»