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If you’re not familiar with planning you may never have heard of local plans, but they have the power to make a big difference to the world around you. Next spring SDNP will submit the first ever South Downs Local Plan to the Government – setting out planning policies across the whole of the National Park, how land is used and what can be built where. But first we need to have one final full public consultation.
Work on the new playground at Wheelbarrow Castle continues. After some initial consultation the working group has been liaising with a traditional play equipment supplier to obtain quotes and will now be working with the supplier and Wildwood to produce a final design. The Parish Council will consult on the final design.
At the same time, the working group is preparing the planning application for submission over the coming weeks.
Part and parcel of producing a final design will involve setting the costs of the new playground. In the interim, the Parish Council is applying for some grant funding to boost the coffers and is also looking at other funding options.
As many residents will be aware the plaque on North Mill Bridge was vandalised. Easebourne Parish Council is pleased to confirm that it has retrieved the broken parts of the plaque and is currently looking into getting the plaque repaired so it can be reinstated. We are liaising with Midhurst Town Council in this regard.
Read the story in the Midhurst and Petworth Observer
NOTICE is hereby given that in pursuance of the provisions of Section 14(2) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act, 1984, as amended, the use of (and parking on) Easebourne Lane, Easebourne from junction with Wheelbarrow Castle to Dodsley Lane is temporarily prohibited from 29/08/2017 for 4 days.
Southwest Trains have published details of major engineering works to extend platforms 1 to 4 which will require the closure of platforms 1 to 10 in order to undertake the work. The work is being reported to complete on the 28th of August.
This will impact all rail travel into and out of London Waterloo! Read the full story on SWT website.
The full article on all of the details can be found on this link:
We recently added the finishing touch to our village gateways that will be seen by motorists as they arrive in Easebourne on the A272 from Petworth. The ‘Please drive carefully through our village’ sign is another reminder that they are about to enter a 30mph residential area and they should revise their speed accordingly. Elsewhere in the village we’re working hard on other speed measures for the A286 and hope to have more news about progress shortly.
For information, West Sussex County Council have informed the Parish Council that the cutting and clearing of twittens is currently two to three weeks behind schedule and that they apologise for any inconvenience caused and are working to hard to resolve this issue.
Easebourne Parish Council will be holding a planning meeting (in public as usual) to discuss the draft allocations policy for the village and the Cowdray Estate development proposals following its public consultation, details of which are below. We would encourage all residents to attend the consultation as any proposals will have an impact on the whole village.
The Parish Council’s public meeting will be on Monday 10 July at 7.30pm in the Refectory
The initial concept design for the Wheelbarrow Castle field was launched at the village meeting and the field committee has also consulted with the primary school on the initial design.
Click image for high resolution view of initial concept design for Wheelbarrow Castle field.
The feedback we have received has been positive and we have received some suggestions – lavatories, a kiosk and some kind of swing all of which are looking into.
The field committee is working towards producing a final design and will consult with the Parish again on the final design.
A big thank you to all the volunteers who helped with the village litter pick on Saturday. With a good number of helpers we were able to cover most of the village. It is always surprising that so many bags are filled and then always slightly depressing when a few days later the litter returns. The Parish Council is looking at the viability of installing bins in some of the litter hotspots.