I AM an ardent supporter of Nature Conservation, but am mystified by the introduction of the Ashdown Forest 7 km Planning Exclusion Zone.
The WDC owes us a clear explanation as to why it is necessary and the benefits it will achieve. What plant species are under threat?
They have been exposed to the pollution of countless cars and lorries actually on the forest roads for many years, including the A22, A26, A275, B2026, B2188 and those using over 40 car parks specially constructed on the forest to attract visitors. Will any of these be restricted?
How does the amount of pollution produced by vehicles in the 7 km zone compare with this? Even there, much of it is by vehicles using these same roads to pass over the forest.
Desmond Gunner, Buxted