A STAGGERING 1,072 people have objected to a new homes development in Willingdon.

Organisers of the Against New Development on Mornings Mill Farm, Eastbourne road Facebook page are thrilled with the response.

The plan is 700 homes, a medical centre, shops, community centre and primary school on the land.

Here’s the campaign organisers: “Couldn’t be more proud of every single one of the 1072 Objections now logged on the Mornings Mill Application!

This fight is Not Over, but for tonight, it’s time to take a minute to appreciate every member of this community!

There are so many people to thank, that without their help this would have been a dream when we started getting organised 4 weeks ago.

You know who you are, but in these times of isolation and separation, let’s take tonight to celebrate the local Community coming together and making our voices heard!

Next up we have in our sights the Hindsland planning application and lobbying the Wealden District Councillors for the Committee Meetings where these applications will be determined.”

Previous applications have been thrown out by the council but earlier this year a new submission to Wealden District Council was made to build on Mornings Mill Farm as well as hopes to build 180 homes on neighbouring Hindslands Farm.

Developers say it will be a ‘new sustainable neighbourhood’.