Boxal Bridge was built around 1850 and is a vital link between Kirdford and Wisborough Green. It is only 400 metres from the entrance to the proposed drilling site.
West Sussex County Council want to demolish the bridge and replace it with a two lane highway, although they deny this preference has any connection to the current planning application for drilling.
The bridge is named as a community asset by the Kirdford Parish Neighbourhood Plan and it is a CDC Heritage asset – BUT this gives it no statutory protection from demolition.
WSCC have now conceded to suspend action until after the decision has been made at the Public Inquiry in September and the outcome of the Appeal is known.
This petition has been set up demanding that Boxal Bridge is NOT demolished, as the residents wish to retain the rural character of the road and its surroundings, as it is one of four similar bridges enabling access in and out of Kirdford. All these bridges have been repaired at various times but NONE of them has been demolished.
Please sign this petition to protect our precious old stone bridge on the road between Wisborough Green and Kirdford.
For further information please contact Katy Fletcher firstname.lastname@example.org
Only sign if you have a West Sussex postcode. It will run until 6th May so please pass it on to your friends, family and neighbours.