I don't know this for a fact, but don't be surprised if the proposed special school for Burgess Hill, planned to be built on the Oakmeeds School field is granted planning permission.
Who is possibly going to contest it?
The surrounding area is all residential, no big company owners with deep pockets to fund a serious objection.
West Sussex County Council already own the land, why would they need to aquire another site?
They don't care about the history, they don't care for the beauty and memories held of the school field by former pupils.
They don't care that the Oakmeeds Students will have drastically smaller area for outdoor activites.
They don't care that there will be no room for an athletics track.
They don't care that nearly 1000 pupils will have a 50% smaller school field on which to enjoy their break times during the summer.
They don't care that traffic in the surrounding area will be a knightmare.
They don't care that the residents will be inconvenienced.
Guess what, they just don't care!
They want to build a new school on their land, so they will build a new school.