We don’t need another estate

OUR kids are obese; there is no money for sport in schools, kids hang round in gangs, we are an unfit country.

I have heard all these statements in the last few days and yet I open the local papers to see that East Sussex County Council and Brighton University are once again trying to sell Mornings Mill farm and Hindsland to developers for several hundred houses.

Brighton University acquired this land many years ago for sports development and on this land there are running tracks, all-weather sports fields, shot put and javelin pitches along with the normal football pitches and a large pavilion.

As the University wants to sell this land for housing they have let the various tracks and amenities become overgrown and fall into disrepair, they also discourage anyone from visiting the site.

This area is the last green site between Polegate and Willingdon, there is no infrastructure and the local roads, schools, doctors etc could not deal with a large influx of housing.

Surely it is about time that East Sussex County Council, Wealden District Council, Polegate Town Council and Willingdon Parish Council, worked together for the people who voted them into their positions as representatives of the local population and developed this land for sport, as originally intended, and for recreation, we do not need yet another large housing estate with no infrastructure.

Richard Broady

Gorringe Drive

Lower Willingdon