B&HCC recognise that there is insufficient greenspace for the growing population of Saltdean
Saltdean Oval is not recognised as a "Protected Greenspace"
The SRA want this protection for this major public amenity. and to safeguard and improve the facilities with the Oval including the Public Toilets.
The recreation grounds at the end of Saltdean Vale used by Saltdean United Football Club and the Robert Kingan Playground in Bannings Vale are the only other sport, play areas.
17th January 2016
UPDATE ON SALTDEAN OVAL
Saltdean Residents Association has been successful in obtaining an Asset of Community value registration for the Oval and the buildings within it except for The Golf House which is a private residence.
UPDATE ON THE GREEN SPACE AT THE MOUNT ESTATE
The planning inspector rejected the application for 2 oversized bungalows on Green Bank Avenue. The principal reasons for rejection was that the land was public amenity land which was being maintained and used. The SRA will continue to press the land owner (ST Modwin) to mow and clear the land whilst ensuring that the wildlife is not disturbed.
We will be needing your help to make sure that the 3 Greens are regurarly used.
In 2018 we will continue to campaign to bring these 3 Greens into regular public use.
Watch out for further information on a new group called 'Friends of Saltdean Green Spaces'.
LAND AT THE REAR OF WIVELSFIELD ROAD
The South Downs National Park Planning Commity ruled in June 2017 that no permanent structures can be built within the boundary of the STNP. They also confirmed that change of usage for the land from agiracultrial use to residential gardens would not be granted. They are continueing to work on their policies regarding land on the urban fringe.
NORTH SALTDEAN RECREATION SPACE
This area is the land at the end of Saltdean Vale accessed by the bridle path.
Within this area is Saltdean Football Club and through Rights of Way leads out to The South Downs National Park.
The SRA is linking with Brighton & Hove City Council and various local and national organisations to ensure that public and community rights are safe guarded.
FRIENDS OF SALTDEAN GREEN SPACES
Every community needs to support it's local authority with voluntary special interest groups. In recent years with cuts to Councils budgets and the pressure to build on green field lands the Deans area has been experiencing exceptional pressures. Developments bring more people, more cars, more pollution. To maintain well being people especially children need space to play, take part in sports, exercise themselves and their dogs in a traffic free space. Nature and wildlife needs habitats to thrive and maintain the foodchain.
A new group has been formed please contact the Residents' Association for more information and to join in!