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Why is this happening?

We thought it would be useful to explain how the proposed development has come about - so here is the potted history so far.

We also explain what happens next, as the process is far from over.

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Why is the Cuck-stye site being proposed?

Central Government has adopted a housing target of 300,000 houses per year over a 15-year period and each planning authority must take a share of this. 

Mid Sussex’s share has been calculated as 1 119 units and the Council have sought sites to fulfil this obligation. Fairfax, engaged by the Council, have developed a plan to build 1600+ houses on the Ansty farms site and this has been included in the draft District Plan released in February 2022.

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