Both sides of the argument as to whether the freehold of farms on the South Downs should be sold, have come together in Eastbourne.
The Borough Council wants to sell the land to raise funds, but campaigners believe it should be held for the public, as it has been for decades.
After a protest last week, leader of the council, David Tutt, invited Friends of the Earth and other concerned parties to a public meeting at Town Hall to discuss the matter.
Around 100 people turuned out to hear the debate. Many asked where the public consultation was, whilst others accused the council of acting behind closed doors.
Eastbourne Buzz was there to hear all accounts: