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Poplar Cottage, originally from Washington, is now an exhibit at the Weald and Downland Museum
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Welcome to the Washington Parish Council Website

The Parish of Washington, West Sussex, comprises two wards, served by eleven parish councillors, within the area administered by Horsham District Council.  The village area is in Washington ward, and sits within the South Downs National Park. Heath Common ward comprises the settlement sometimes known as “the lanes”, to the north of the A283 between the Washington roundabout and Hampers Lane.

In this website, you can find full information on Parish Councillors, meeting dates, agendas and minutes.

You may also use the “Contact Us” form to communicate directly with the Parish Council. The Clerk’s contact details and hours of work are also made available.

Please note wheelchair access is available for Council Meetings in the Washington Memorial Hall. 


Upcoming Online Meetings:
Subject to prevailing Government Coronavirus guidelines and safety requirements,  the next meeting of the Parish Council will be on Monday 2nd August, 2021, 7:30pm at Washington Village Memorial Hall. The agenda will be published here at least 3 clear days beforehand. It will include meeting guidance for Councillors and Members of the Public on any Covid restrictions still in place.

Latest News

Councillor Vacancies - Go to the latest news page for details.

Rampion 2 Windfarm expansion: Formal Public Consultation 14th July-16th September 2021 for the draft proposal which includes an inland cable corridor through the South Downs and Washington Village. Go to:
https://rampion2.com for details. Also on the News page:  online survey to hear residents' views on the proposals, launched by Andrew Griffith MP (Arundel and South Downs) 

Boundary Commission Parliamentary Review - invitation tsubmit your views on initial proposals to move the Washington parish to the new Shoreham constituency. Consultation ends 31 July 2021. 

Rock Common Quarry: plans (application ref: WSCC/028/21)  submitted to West Sussex County Council for continued sand extraction followed by a restoration scheme. Documents also linked from the Wiston Estate website at: https://www.rockcommon.com/ to include the site history. Washington Parish Council will consider a consultation response at its next meeting on 2nd August 2021.

Planning applications in the parish - Go to the Planning Page for details.

MP launches petition following concerns about early development proposals at Longbury Hill Wood (land south of Rock Road (Heath Common) Ward of Washington Parish) Storrington). 

Longbury Hill Woods, land south of Rock Road (Heath Common Ward of Washington Parish) Storrington - The land is not designated for development in the Joint Storrington & Sullington and Washington Neighbourhood Plan. Washington Parish Council supports the policies of the Neighbourhood Plan which assessed and agreed that one site should be designated for major development in this parish: Vineyards in Old London Road. This is currently in progress and will meet the parish's identified housing needs.  See Planning Page for more information.