Saint Hill felling trees in conservation area

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People in St Hill Green, West Sussex brand church ‘selfish and arrogant’ after 22 trees were cut down, but spokesman says more trees have been planted

People in the hamlet of St Hill Green are objecting to noise and light pollution and what they say is the destruction of wildlife habitats, including the cutting down of 22 trees. A planning application has now been lodged for retrospective consent.

Locals have also raised concerns that some councillors have declared gifts or hospitality from the church, including gala dinners at its St Hill Green HQ attended by Tom Cruise, Scientology’s most famous adherent, and its California-based leader David Miscavige.

The politicians who were entertained by the church include four members of East Grinstead town council’s planning committee, the council’s mayor and two district councillors who represent the ward. The council’s planning committee is to give its view on the planning application on Monday before Mid Sussex district council makes the final decision.

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Freeminds

Bitter defrocked apostate
Bastards. Why does a UFO cult in its death throes have to do such things? Is this just a case of "if we can't have the planet, neither can you" or does Scientology still pretend to have some kind of rationale?
 

Dulloldfart

Squirrel Extraordinaire
Bastards. Why does a UFO cult in its death throes have to do such things? Is this just a case of "if we can't have the planet, neither can you" or does Scientology still pretend to have some kind of rationale?

There was a post some months ago about making space for a (UK) coach turnaround area to allow staff to be bused in. If I remember it right, it mentioned cutting down trees etc and yet there was no planning request in. Some new FOLO (FLO?) building perhaps? Is this the same location?

It's not destruction for its own sake. It's simply a total disregard for non-cult low-level customs/rules/procedures where they interfere with cult plans.

Paul
 
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