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Urgent response needed to planning application

Author: The Oldland Mill Trust

The owners of Oldland Mill House, have submitted two applications entitled “Alterations to create ancillary accommodation for guests or staff.” The building in question is in fact Oldland Mill Granary. Oldland Windmill is Grade II-listed and it has been assumed that the Granary was within the curtilage of the mill for restoration purposes. The Granary is believed to be about 140 years old, probably being constructed at the time of the 1873 major mill refurbishment. This proposed conversion has thus come as a shock to Oldland Mill Trust. We believe that the application is wrong.

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If you agree with us that to convert the Granary would permanently destroy the historic integrity of the site, then please take a few moments to write (or email) your objections – and encourage your friends to do so – to Mr Andrew Watt, Mid Sussex District Council Planning Services Division, Oaklands Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 1SS. (email: ) The deadlines for objections are 20th and 27th February 2009 respectively.