Washington Council News for October

Washington, West Sussex

Copy from Washington Parish Council From the Chairman, Cllr Patrick Heeley

Heath Common Design Statement

The new Heath Common Design Statement was adopted by Cabinet at Horsham District Council on 19th July, replacing the previous version from 1999. It sets out design guidance for development in Heath Common, a ward within Washington Parish.

The new statement is now a supplementary planning document (SPD) to the Horsham District Planning framework, which is itself currently being updated. It was prepared by a team of Heath Common residents and members of the Parish Council, in consultation with Horsham District Council. It sets out clear and up to date design principles for the Heath Common area, and in particular “The Lanes” which have been widely recognised as an area of special significance.

The document will be of interest to all residents, developers and estate agents as it will form a reference point for any planning applications submitted for the area. It can be accessed directly from the parish website www.washingtonparish.org.uk or from HDC’s website. Hard copies are available at Storrington Library, and at the HDC offices in Horsham.

Thank you to all who took part in the public consultation and for the overwhelming support for the revised Design Statement.

Farewell to The Chardonnay

We are sad to report the closure of Washington’s renowned restaurant The Chardonnay. We wish chef/ proprietors Carl & Julie Iles a very happy retirement, and thank them for putting Washington on the culinary map for the past 24 years. The building will be largely preserved and converted into three small apartments.

Public Toilets

Washington PC has pledged to support neighbouring Storrington & Sullington PC in their endeavour to provide much needed public toilets in the centre of Storrington. A donation of £2000 has been agreed.

Councillor changes

We welcome James Ross as a councillor for the Heath Common Ward, replacing Trisha Cook who has moved abroad. A vacancy exists within the Washington Ward, and interested individuals should contact our clerk to find out more.

Forthcoming Meetings

Full Council: Monday October 1st, Monday November 5th at 7.30pm

Committees: Monday October 15th, Monday November 19th from 7pm

All meetings are held in the Dore Room, Washington Village Hall, and are open to the public.

Full details at www.washingtonparish.org.uk

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