legal flaws in the Great Eastbourne ‘Closing Down’ Sale

Here is the text of the latest legal review prepared by the lawyers working pro bono for the Keep Our Downs Public campaign to stop the sell-off of Eastbourne’s downland by Eastbourne Borough Council: Proposed Sale of the Downland Farms by Eastbourne Borough Council Legal Review for Keep our Downs Public 1. ¬†Background In 1929 […]

Downland sell-off: Eastbourne Borough Council comes up with ‘alternative facts’

Here is Eastbourne & District Friends of the Earth’s latest press release issued on 24th January 2017: Council’s ‘answers’ to downland sell-off sparks outrage and raises more questions The publication in last week’s Eastbourne Herald of answers compiled by Eastbourne Borough Council to some of the many questions it has received regarding the intended sale […]

why sell the land that “feeds our health & well-being”?

We are very pleased to reprint here a letter that was sent yesterday to Councillor David Tutt, Leader of Eastbourne Borough Council. We think it’s an excellent summary of the case for an immediate halt to the proposed sale by the council of most of Eastbourne’s public downland. We are grateful to Sally Willow for […]