Eastbourne MP Caroline Ansell is meeting with the leader of Eastbourne Borough Council David Tutt and downland farm campaigners on Friday (10 February) to discuss the proposed sale of the land.
The council has said it wants to sell to raise funds, but campaigners and Caroline have expressed concerns over the sale, including issues like the future protection of the land.
Caroline has publicly asked the council to consult with the town’s people over the sale and she will again make this point to the council leader at the meeting.
“I thank David for agreeing to meet with the campaigners and myself to discuss this important issue that has led to quite a bit local concern,” said Caroline.
“I have already said I do not criticise EBC for looking at the sale of the farms because it wants to raise funds that will undoubtedly benefit the town and it is reasonable for the council to consider all things.
“But this decision would be irrevocable. There remain questions to answer and concerns to address about the farmland protections and future use and these will be raised at our meeting. Then, we should be seeking the view of the people of Eastbourne.”