A ready-made sport centre

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IT IS rather ionic that the same week that Mr Gove announced his savage attack on state school sport (now backtracking!), that Wealden District Council announced that 700 homes and a business centre are to be built on Hindsland, a ready-made sport centre for the community.

What I and most people who are campaigning to save this prime sporting land find is how undemocratic the process is, land passed from one authority to another, little information and large corporations.

Strange so little is said by Brighton University. Head of School Jonathan Doust and his talented sports team, have been strangely quiet.

Surely their ethos, is to encourage sport and its mass appeal to all ages.

To dismantle this beautiful sporting land, to make way for clinical housing, that will remain empty for years is tragic.

Ian Turner

Prideaux Road

Eastbourne