A public inquiry opens on Tuesday, April 26, into an application by the Sussex Wildlife Trust for permission to fence off Iping and Trotton Common.
An inspector appointed by the secretary of state for environment, food and rural affairs will hold the inquiry at Cowdray Hall, in Easebourne.
The trust proposes to build 4,285 metres of 1.2 metre high livestock fencing to enclose 78.2 hectares of the common.
The inquiry will begin at 10am and continue on April 27 and 28 as necessary.
Anyone can attend.
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