Long Copse Lane is at the centre of a planning proposal that will change its character forever.

260 New Homes Planned

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Campaign News
4 December, 2019

Nitrate Issues

In 2016 the Environment Agency published a report that confirms that the Solent is polluted with nitrates. Environment Agency Report. Natural England has advised Councils in the Solent area to…
Campaign News
20 July, 2019

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)

Unfortunately the Land & Partners appeal to the Secretary Of State did not go in our favour. The Inspector has ruled that an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is not required…
Campaign News
25 May, 2019

Following The Pre-Submission Local Plan

We last updated you in March urging you to send comments on the HBC pre-submission 2036 plan.  A very prescribed format was required and certainly not an easy task to…

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The Development Proposal

On the very edge of the South Downs National Park, Long Copse Lane and the surrounding Hollybank fields are home to a diverse range of wildlife, some of which are found in very few other locations in the UK. People call this area home, and we’re very concerned about the effect a development of 260 houses will have on its delicate balance.

Why we object

Increased traffic flow into a narrow rural lane making it unsafe for walkers, cyclist and horse riders.


Loss of countryside on edge of Hollybank Woods and the National Park.

Trees and Wildlife

Adverse impact on trees and protected species that call this area home.

Suitability for Build

Ground stability for building and existing issues with drainage.


Increased pressure on local infrastructure including schools and doctors’ surgeries

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There is quite a small window of opportunity to raise objections following the submission of a formal planning application. Often developers place applications during the holiday period in the hope they will be unnoticed.

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