Hassocks is 8 miles north of Brighton and is one of the larger villages at the eastern end of the Arundel & South Downs constituency. It has a population of nearly 7,000 people. While people have lived in and around Hassocks for thousands years, Hassocks first became a major centre of population with the coming of the railway. In 1839 the first rail line was laid between London and Brighton, with Hassocks as a stop.
The railway continues to play an important role in the life of the village, with hundreds of people commuting to London each day.
Above Hassocks there are two famous windmills, known as Jack and Jill, which are pictured above.
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Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert has expressed his “extreme disappointment” over the decision of the Planning Inspector to endorse proposals for a development of 500 houses in Hassocks when signing off on Mid Sussex’s District Plan.
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert has urged Mid Sussex District Local Council to reject a proposal for 500 houses at Hassocks, warning that the development is “very strongly opposed” and is unsustainable.
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert has today (31 October) written to Sajid Javid, Secretary of State for Communities & Local Government, raising his “serious concerns” about a proposed allocation of 500 houses in Hassocks.
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert was guest at a special tea party in Hassocks on Sunday (8 October).
Nick Herbert visited Oldland windmill in Keymer, near Hassocks, on Thursday (16 April) to help promote the restored Mill ahead of National Mills Weekend next month.
Arundel and South Downs MP Nick Herbert joined a celebration at Downlands Community School in Hassocks on Friday (20 March) at the launch of their solar panel project.
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert met with Brighton line passenger representatives on Friday (23 January) to discuss local rail services.