Center Parcs has spoken out about its plans to build a new £350m holiday village near Crawley.
The company revealed proposals last year for the village on a 553-acre woodland site at Oldhouse Warren in Worth.
It would include up to 900 lodges, restaurants and a swimming complex.
But conservationists say the site where it wants to build is ancient woodland and the holiday village would cause ‘irreversible harm’ to the ecosystem.
They want Center Parcs to find an alternative site.
However, in a statement today, Center Parcs says that it takes its responsibility to the environment ‘extremely seriously.’
A spokesperson said: “As part of the pre-planning process, we are conducting detailed ecological surveys which will inform our designs and construction environmental management plan – at the moment, we haven’t completed this work so we don’t have anything more specific to share, but rest assured that we take our responsibility to the environment and forests extremely seriously.
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