To: Sam Gyimah MP
Keep Horley Green
Say NO - Keep Horley Green by rejecting plans for the 172 acre business park in Horley
Why is this important?
Creating the 172 acre business park will mean wiping out green fields, businesses and a restaurant. Bayhorne Farm is a 72 acre farm - currently a well established and large Equestrian centre, the only one left in Horley and just one of the many green areas which will be destroyed and build on! If this plan goes ahead many people will lose their businesses, livelihoods, farm land, and homes. Not to mention the impact to the environment and wildlife!
Bayhorne Farm has been farmed by 6 generations of the Whittaker Family - due to recent developments it is now the last remaining SCC farmed land left in Horley.
Not only will the development plans create a substantial flood risk to the local area which is prone to flooding - it will be catastrophic to the large arrays of local wildlife who call the farm land and Bayhorne home, some of which are protected, such as, Badgers, Deers, Geese, Owls, Hedgehogs, Adders, many species of Birds, Bats, and other animals. Many of these animals return to Bayhorne EVERY year to the same areas of the farm.
We have also been contacted by neighbouring residents who said they have confirmed crested newts. The farm has a large quantity of Bluebells which are protected by the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981.
The farm is also home to a listed building, and the land has an historical interest too.
The people of Horley have voiced their opinion - they do not want yet more developments, they want to preserve the very reason they love Horley - the countryside and its heritage - keeping the small town rural feel rather than bulldozing all of the green open spaces we have and replacing them with yet more concrete! Utilise the existing empty commercial spaces.
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