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HOUSING PROPOSALS IN THE PIPELINE AT THAKEHAM TILES 

An outline planning application for approximately 100 houses and apartments at the Rock Road site is anticipated in the next month. It will include a children's play area and land for a new public open space. Click here for further information. 

 

NOTICE OF VACANCY IN THE OFFICE OF
PARISH COUNCILLOR FOR THE  HEATH COMMON WARD

 Please contact the parish clerk by 9th May 2018 if you are interested in becoming a councillor.  If there is no written request for an election (from ten local government electors of the ward) by this date, the Parish Council will seek to fill the position by co-option at its meeting on 14th May.

Click here for the Vacancy Notice and details. For further information, please email:  clerk@washingtonparish.org.uk

 

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.

Heath Common Design Statement

On 3 March 2018 Horsham District Council agreed to publish the ‘Heath Common Design Statement’ for consultation. It is proposed that this document be adopted as a Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) by Horsham District Council. The SPD would be used by stakeholders and planning officers as additional guidance for the policies set out in the Horsham District Planning Framework (HDPF) and the emerging Storrington & Sullington and Washington Neighbourhood Plan.

The draft Design Statement document can also be viewed at Storrington Library and an electronic copy is available on the Horsham District Council website via the following link: https://www.horsham.gov.uk/planningpolicy/planning-policy/currentconsultations.

Furthermore the emerging Storrington & Sullington and Washington Neighbourhood Plan can also be viewed via the above link. 

The Horsham District Planning Framework can be viewed via the following link: https://www.horsham.gov.uk/planningpolicy/planning-policy/horsham-district-planning-framework.

   

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


                                        PLANNED ROAD WORKS 2018

Notifications of planned road works in the area will be published here:-

  • Multi-way signals: Rock Road, Thakeham from 16th-20th April 2018 and 30th April-14th May. Works by Open Reach
  • Lane closure: Horsham Road (A24) southbound, Washington from 27th-28th April for repair to crash barrier following traffic collision. Works by West Sussex High
  • Muways.
  • Postponed: Night time road closure from junction of Washington Roundabout to junction with Horsham Road for surface dressing at The Pike and Steyning Road, Washington,  16th May 7pm -18th May 6am, 2018. Residents/business, pedestrian and emergency access will be maintained. Works postpone. New dates to be issued in due course.

                            

                            HORSHAM DISTRICT EVENTS LISTING 

Click here for the April 2018 listing of events in Horsham District. 


                              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. 

More available here:

http://think.direct.gov.uk/country-roads.html