Seaford makes it's voice heard – Mark Enser

17th June 2015 By Mark Enser

Independents for Seaford (ifS) have been fighting to ensure that Seaford only gets the right sort of developments and gets them in the right places.

Lewes District Council recently announced two sites in Seaford that it has earmarked for development.

One of these is the Buckle car park, a local amenity that provides the only car parking and toilet facilities to the western end of Seaford seafront.

ifS candidate for the East Ward by-election Sarah McStravick started a petition calling for the Buckle to be saved and for Seaford to receive good quality affordable housing for its residents. She says “Seaford is the largest town in Lewes District but for too long we have been ignored. We need a louder voice to serve the interests of Seaford.”

A spokesman for ifS added “The people of Seaford are not opposed to development. Most welcome the thought of affordable housing. At the moment though we have no confidence that this is what Seaford is going to get and we want to be ready to fight any proposals that are not in Seaford’s best interest.”

The online petition (which can be found at ifseaford.org.uk) gained 700 signatures in its first few days.

Fellow candidates Fiona House and Sylvia Dunn along with ifS supporters were out at the weekend with paper copies of the petition getting signatures and raising awareness of the plans. They will be joined by a fourth ifS candidate Debbie Ward at the weekend when they will be taking the campaign to the streets of Seaford.