Storrington & Sullington and Washington Neighbourhood Plan
As reported last month, the Independent examination has concluded and the Examiner has made a number of recommendations in order for the Plan to progress to referendum. The Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group has met with Horsham District Council to review these recommendations and whilst we are not completely happy with the potential changes, we have reluctantly accepted that the only way for our Plan to progress is to accept most of them. There are, however, some things that will be subject to a further public consultation and it is likely that by the time you are reading this article, the consultation is underway. Please refer to the Parish
Council’s website for details of how you can comment or contact the Parish Clerk on 01903 746547.
The recruitment process is underway to appoint our Neighbourhood Wardens and we hope that they will commence their roles in April. The Parish Council has been in discussion with Horsham District Council about how the Wardens can make a difference to our community so if you have any ideas about how and where they will be most valuable, please contact the Parish Clerk.
I am pleased to report that our community fundraising was very successful with our target of £5,000 being met. We have now received planning permission and are waiting for Horsham District Council to arrange for the electric charging points to be relocated elsewhere in the North Street Car Park in order that the toilet can be installed and will report further next month. In the meantime I would like to thank the community for its support for this project.
Plot Vacancies at Ravenscroft Allotments – open to residents from other Parishes
We currently have a number of plots available at the Ravenscroft Allotment site and the Parish Council has decided to open up the offer to residents of our neighbouring parishes where allotments aren’t available. If you are interested in growing your own fruit & vegetables, please contact the Parish Office.
If you would like further information on these topics or any of the Parish Council’s activities, please contact the Clerk on 01903 746547.