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Planning applications on two greenfield sites and Fox & Hounds installs parking meters

Planning applications on two greenfield sites and Fox & Hounds installs parking metersHousing development plans for Penland Farm and Birchen Fields whilst Fox & Hounds installs parking meters to deter ramblers and commuters.

Housing development plans for Penland Farm and Birchen Fields

The Mid Sussex Times reports that residents are being urged to attend next Wednesday's Haywards Heath Town Council meeting about major planning applications at two greenfield sites in the town.

Campaign groups have been set up for the two sites: Save Penland Farm against plans to build 210 homes on Penland Road between Haywards Heath and Cuckfield; and Save Birchen Fields to build 48 homes near Haywards Heath Golf Club.

Development of the sites will be of concern for local dog-owners, walkers and ramblers and others.

The council meeting is on Wednesday 19 February 7pm at Clair Hall due to hundreds of people attending the previous planning meeting which was changed to Warden Park School.

Fox & Hounds installs parking meters

Parking meters have been installed at the Fox & Hounds in Fox Hall village to deter ramblers and commuters.

The Argus reports that manager Annie Johns of the Ember Inns pub was fed-up after seeing an empty bar but a full car park for the last year.

Customers can get a refund when they make a purchase at the bar and Johns says the pay and display scheme has been working well since installed two weeks ago.

Parking in Haywards Heath has always been a problem and will get temporarily worse when the railway station is redeveloped early this year and the car park is turned into a multi-storey with nearly 300 extra spaces.

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