Activists urge people to help save ‘special’ Seven Sisters cottages

Activists are urging people to sign a petition and write to save the ‘special’ Seven Sisters coastguard cottages and cable hut.

Monday, 20th July 2020, 2:54 pm
Seven Sisters country park SUS-190328-164302003
Seven Sisters country park SUS-190328-164302003

Charitable trust Cuckmere Haven SOS is asking people to show their support and write a short email to the South Downs National Park Authority (SDNPA) explaining why the cottages and cable hut should be saved.

The final deadline to do this is on Friday, July 24.

Cuckmere Haven SOS' poster

A Cuckmere Haven SOS spokesperson said, “The sight of these cottages perched on the edge raises peoples spirits just to look at them. They’re cherished because they help people dream. They’re enchanted. And in our hard, sad world, enchantment is a treasure.

“Please show your support for this special place, sign the petition and write a short email to the SDNPA to say why the coastguard cottages and cable hut at Cuckmere Haven are worth saving.

“If these buildings do hold some kind of poetry for you please communicate your feelings. You need to do this by Friday, July 24. The planning department will not accept any more representations after this date.

“Please also share this far and wide with anyone who has an affection for this view.”

The group said if the SDNPA turns down the planning application to boost sea defences then something ‘more profound than a few homes will be lost’.

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