Public Notice: Emergency Road Closure
Rock Road, Storrington on 15th January 2020
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Thursday 16th January, 7-9pm,
St Mary's CE Primary School hall,
Come and join us for our second school community conversations. This is an opportunity for parents, staff and other members of our Washington village community to come togetherand discuss topics that matter to them.
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Parish Councillor Vacancies
There are vacancies for co-option on the Parish Council: 1 on the Washington Ward and 2 on the Heath Common Ward. If you are interested in becoming a councillor, please contact the Clerk for an application form on 0777 6771921; email: email@example.com. Please click here for details
Have Your Say and Stay Informed about the Horsham District Local Plan 2019-2036
Horsham District Council is now reviewing and developing a new 'Local Plan' which will guide future developments in the area up until 2036. From 17 February 2020 HDC will be publishing their assessment of the sites that have been put forward to them for development. They will be inviting feedback from residents, community groups and all other interested parties.
To stay informed and for access to the draft documents, please sign up for updates on the process by visiting: www.horsham.gov.uk/localplan. You will be able to have your say when the consultation goes live from 17 February. 2020
Have Your Say on West Sussex Soft Sand Review
A revised soft sand strategy for West Sussex has been published. Stakeholders and members of the public are being asked for their representations on the soundness and legal and procedural compliance of the review, from Monday January 6 to Monday March 2, 2020. Please click here for details
Keeping Your Home Warm This Winter
Click here for details of the Government's Warm Home Discount Scheme.
More information is available at www.gov.uk/the-warm-home-discount-scheme, or by calling the Warm Home Discount team on 0800 731 0214
Published 10th October 2019
Storrington & Sullington and Washington
Neighbourhood Plan is Adopted
The Storrington & Sullington and Washington Neighbourhood Plan is adopted ("made") by Horsham District Council with effect 5th September 2019. See Adoption Statement below.
The Plan now forms part of the statutory development plan for the Horsham District and will be used in the determination of planning proposals in the Storrington, Sullington and Washington parishes. The adopted Plan can be found below:
Storrington & Sullington and Washington Parish
Neighbourhood Plan Referendum -
Declaration of Result Poll
Thursday 18th July,
Storrington & Sullington and Washington
Neighbourhood Plan Referendum
The Storrington & Sullington and Washington Neighbourhood Plan will proceed to Referendum on Thursday 18th July, 2019. Further information can be found on the Neighbourhood Plan Page.
Storrington & Sullington and Washington Neighbourhood Plan
Horsham District Council has published its Decision Statement relating to the Storrington & Sullington and Washington Neighbourhood Plan and has concluded that it should proceed to referendum
Examiner approves Plan
Published 26 Nov 2018
The Examiner, John Slater, has approved the joint Storrington & Sullington and Washington Neighbourhood Plan subject to recommended amendments. A copy of the 41-page report is published on the Horsham District Council website under Regulation 18 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended). Please click here to view.
The Heath Common Design Statement is adopted.
The Heath Common Design Statement was adopted at Cabinet on 19th July 2018 in accordance with the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act (as amended) the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning)(England) Regulations 2012 (As Amended) (Regulation 14).
The Heath Common Design Statement SPD replaces the Heath Common Village Design Statement 1999. It sets out design guidance for development in Heath Common which lies within the Parish of Washington. The guidance supplements policies in the Horsham District Planning Framework, adopted November 2015. The SPD was prepared by Heath Common Residents in consultation with Washington Parish Council and Horsham District Council in order to develop clear design principles for the Heath Common area.
Please click here for a copy of the HCDS and ancillary documents:
Hard copies of the HCDS will be available to view at the Storrington Library and Horsham District Council offices. Electronic copies will also be available on the Horsham District Council website at: https://www.horsham.gov.uk/planningpolicy/planning-policy/detailed-planning-guidance/design-statements
Thank you to all those who took part in the consultation and for the overwhelming support for the revised Design Statement.
THE REGULATION 16 CONSULTATION of THE STORRINGTON, SULLINGTON & WASHINGTON NEIGHBOURHOODPLAN and THE PUBLIC CONSULTATION OF THE HEATH COMMON DESIGN STATEMENT
ENDED ON FRIDAY 13TH APRIL 2018
THANK YOU TO ALL THOSE WHO TOOK PART. A SUMMARY OF RESPONSES TO THE NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN WILL BE PUBLISHED ON THE STORRINGTON PARISH COUNCIL'S WEBSITE ON A DATE TO BE ADVISED. A LINK WILL BE DISPLAYED ON THIS WEB PAGE.
A SUMMARY OF RESPONSES TO THE HEATH COMMON DESIGN STATEMENT WILL BE PUBLISHED HERE SHORTLY. SEE 'HISTORY OF HEATH COMMON' FOR DETAILS ABOUT THE STATEMENT AND ITS OBJECTIVES
STORRINGTON & SULLINGTON AND
WASHINGTON NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN
Please click on the following link to view documents submitted for the Regulation 16 Consultation: http://www.storrington-pc.gov.uk/Documents_submitted_for_Reg_16_Consultation_1714.aspx
These are also available to view at the Storrington Library and The Parish Hall, Thakeham Road, Storrington & RH20 3PP
The parishes of Storrington & Sullington and Washington have come together to produce a plan, which will help to preserve what we want to protect, improve what we don’t like and to control the amount, type and location of development in our parishes until 2031. We have also consulted regularly with our neighbours in Thakeham where the area around Water Lane and Rydon is considered to be of mutual interest.
The Localism Act of 2011 has given communities such as ours the opportunity to shape our own future rather than have others determine what will happen. It is important that you read, comment on and ultimately support our plan, which directly affects the community in which you live.
The Plan is based fundamentally on what you, as residents, have told us through our questionnaires and meetings etc. and through the Focus Groups, which consisted of both Parish Councillors and members of the public. Likewise the Steering Group of 12 is made up of 4 Councillors from each Parish Council and 2 members of the public from each parish.
The Plan seeks to protect what we value about our communities whilst being realistic in terms of development. We want to protect our green spaces and our individual parish identities, improve our footpaths, bridle paths and cycle paths but are also conscious of the fact that we need to provide homes and employment for the younger generation so that they are not forced to move away. We have therefore tried wherever possible to provide smaller developments to reflect the preference shown in the questionnaires but we have to work with the sites that have been put forward and where these are larger brownfield sites we hope that you will see the logic of using these previously developed sites thus, giving valuable protection to green field ‘virgin’ sites. Once adopted, the plan will be enshrined in law.
February 22nd 2018
Bin collection timetable
For a schedule of Horsham District Council recycling and general waste collection dates in the parish, please click here. The changes were rolled out in February 2018 to help the district recycle more.
Longbury Hill Wood
Tree felling of the Scots Pine plantation at Longbury Hill Wood, Rock Road, Storrington (Washington Parish) has been completed. The harvesting will include re-planting and was approved by the Forestry Commission under felling licence to the English Woodlands Forestry, Ref: FLA019/180/17-18.
Details of the approved planning application DC/17/2117 for a related access and loading bay area is available on the Horsham District Council Planning Portal at www.horsham.gov.uk
Heath Common Village Design Statement
The current Heath Common Village Design Statement has been updated and was submitted to Horsham District Council for a 4-week public consultation on 16th March and ended on Friday 13th April 2018.
Click here for the submitted document. A hard copy is also available to view at the Storrington Library.
A Working Party of local residents, including Heath Common Ward parish councillors, has been conducting the review process at its monthly meetings. Copies of the Working Party Agendas and Minutes are available from the link in the left-hand drop down menu of this page: 'History of Heath Common'.
The Design Statement helps define the specific characteristics of the area, to inform the design of planning applications and the consideration of those applications by HDC, and if adopted will be incorporated into any reviews of the Neighbourhood Plan
BEAUTIFUL OUTDOORS CAMPAIGN
Weekly prize draw for residents of West Sussex who send in their favourite walking /cycling route - click on link for details www.west-sussex-weekends.com
MUGA Bookings and Availability
Click here for latest copy of booking sheet
ST MARY'S 1ST EXTENSION GRAVEYARD - The Street, Washington, RH20 4AS
Rectification works have been completed on those gravestones in need of repair. The Parish Council has maintained the trees and grass of this lovely place since 1993 following its closure as a burial yard.
The Diocese of Chichester granted permission for the Council to undertake the remedial work which was completed in 2016.
THINK - ROAD SAFETY CAMPAIGN - Rural Roads
Motorists in rural areas are being urged to slow down before approaching bends as part of a Government backed road safety campaign.
The THINK! campaign also calls on drivers to anticipate potential hazards, drive at a speed that allows them to stop within the distance they can see ahead and to give cyclists and horse riders plenty of space when overtaking.
The Department of Transport statistics show that an average of three people die every day on rural roads, accounting for 60% of Britain's total road fatalities.
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