A statement from the Peacehaven and Telscombe neighbourhood development steering group the proposed plans for the meridian centre presented by HDD(Preferred developer for the COOP)

The Steering Group welcomed an early opportunity to discuss the Meridian Site with HDD.

We advised HDD that their plans did not fulfil the Vision for the Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) or the views of residents expressed in the Master planning Survey or earlier Surveys. We emphasised that this was an opportunity to develop a vibrant Town Centre to be used by all age groups ,an opportunity to create a centre to encourage local people to use the facilities throughout the day and evening.

A true destination with a greater number of retail units, a library, café’s and restaurants, improved community space , public realm, public transport, cycle paths with walkways and green infrastructure improvements. A housing mix reflecting and meeting local needs for affordable housing for all ages.

A sustainable Town Centre reducing local dependence on the A259.

We have given our views to HDD but they want yours. Please do the survey and encourage others to do so. The views of the young count as this is a redevelopment which will affect them for the next 50 years plus.

http://www.hddmeridiancentre.co.uk/ 

Neighbourhood Development Plan Steering Group Website
https://www.peacehaven-and-telscombe-neighbourhood-plan-steering-group.co.uk/