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BRIGHTON BC'S PROPOSAL TO SELL DOWNS SPARKS A STORM

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Local conservation groups and the East Sussex CC are up in arms about Brighton BC's plans to sell the 4,000 acres o...
Local conservation groups and the East Sussex CC are up in arms about Brighton BC's plans to sell the 4,000 acres of the South Downs outside Brighton for between £2m and £8m, reported the Financial Times (18 March, p6).

Brighton needs the money to unlock funds from the government's single regeneration budget and from the European Union in order to combat debt and dwindling funds, but opponents say the land could find its way into the hands of property developers, the FT reports.
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