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Public Exhibition: Rock Common Quarry plans

Washington Village Memorial Hall


September 2021

Public Exhibition for the Rock Common Quarry plans on Friday 3rd September 2021 at Washington Village Memorial Hall: plans (application ref: WSCC/028/21) submitted to West Sussex County Council for continued sand extraction followed by a restoration scheme. Click here for details and to book a time-slot

The Parish Council will formally consider its consultation response at the next council meeting on 6th September. Any published comments to the application on the WSCC planning portal will be taken into consideration. If you would like to share your views directly with the Parish Council, please contact the Parish Clerk by email: before noon on Thursday 2nd September.

Rampion 2 Meeting with residents

Washington Village Memorial Hall


September 2021

Rampion 2 Wind Farm proposals: Meeting with residents of the Washington Parish on Thursday 2nd September 2021 at Washington Village Memorial Hall, 7.45pm:

Meeting Format:

  1. Meeting opened by the Chairman of Washington Parish Council
  2. Rampion presentation on the proposed Wind Farm expansion, with emphasis on the Washington Parish.
  3. Question & Answer Session.

Your views will help inform the Parish Council's formal response to the Rampion 2 public consultation (14th July-16th September 2021) at:

To help prevent the spread of Covid, there will be meeting restrictions in place and we ask that you wear a face covering.

Please contact the Clerk at: or Tel: 0777 6771921 if you require more information about the meeting.

If you are unable to attend, the Parish Council would like to know your views. Please submit these in writing to the Clerk before noon on the day. These will be taken in to consideration by the Parish Council when it discusses its formal response to the public consultation at its next Full Council Meeting on 6th September.
See news feed below for more information on the public consultation, the proposals for Washington Parish and the Council's initial views.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Step 4 of the roadmap out of lockdown

Washington Parish


July 2021

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Step 4 of the roadmap out of lockdown on 19th July 2021: Click here for details

Rampion 2 - Share your views

Washington Parish


April 2021

Rampion 2 Windfarm Expansion: Public Consultation 14th July -16th September 2021

The Rampion 2 public consultation for draft proposals of a windfarm expansion off the Sussex Coast is closing this Thursday 16th September.

Washington PC does not support the current routing proposal ("Route B") which would take the cable pipeline through Washington Village via horizontal directional drilling under the Recreation Ground/Allotment land, and result in additional traffic to already congested local roads. The Parish Council is also seriously concerned about the inappropriate locations of the proposed construction compounds around the village, which is largely in a conservation area within the SDNP. The Parish Council is asking that Rampion robustly pursues all other options to avoid the Village, including the original "Route A."  

See the Parish Council's full consultation response at the end of this page and also on the Planning page.

The Parish Council encourages all residents to look at the scheme at: and submit your views.

You can respond in 3 ways: by completing the online questionnaire, by emailing or by letter to: Rampion 2, Consultation Response, c/o RWE Renewables, Greenwood House, Westwood Way, Coventry CV4 8PB.

Rampion 2: MP's online survey to canvass local opinion

Sussex MP Andrew Griffith (Arundel and South Downs) has launched a survey to hear residents' views on the proposed expansion of the Rampion off-shore windfarm with associated onshore cable corridor and a new electricity sub-station.

Part of the preferred cable route is through the South Downs National Park and Washington village. To take part in the e-survey, go to: Rampion 2/Andrew Griffith ( Comments will help inform Mr Griffith's consultation response on behalf of this constituency.