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Are you aware of the proposal to put 25 houses on part of an old orchard at Cot Lane Chidham?

We had a lot of support at our public meeting about the plans for the orchard at a hurriedly called meeting despite miserable weather.
The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the proposed development of 25 houses on the land east of Cot Lane, Chidham. (Maybush Orchard) and to decide what (if any) action residents would support.
The combination of Government policy, and the policy muddle of the local district council means we are up against it even though this land is in the Chichester Harbour AONB.

Any support you can give would be appreciated. - see below (and photos of the orchard) -
I realise that petitions may not do a lot, except perhaps for the morale of the campaigners, but hopefully we can also come up with the right arguments.
for photos and more information see

http://www.chidhamandhambrook.info/Maybush_Orchard_photos.htm

You can also visit a
Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/#!/MaybushCopse?fref=ts
and
sign a petition http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/maybushorchard/?utm_medium=email&utm_...
that has just started.