Plumpton Parish Council
Plumpton Parish Council
Our Parish Council has the responsibility to ensure that all parishioners have a voice on issues great and small that affect them individually, and the parish as a whole.
Proposed Gypsy and Traveller Site in Plumpton Green
Update 24 September
Lewes District Council has now published its Local Plan Part 2 for consultation. The Plan includes the proposal for a permanent site of five pitches for travellers and gypsies in Plumpton Green.
The consultation documents can be viewed on the LDC consultation page at planningpolicyconsult.lewes-eastbourne.gov.uk. Paper copies can be read at the District Council Offices at Southover House, Southover Road, Lewes BN7 1AB, and at all local libraries, including Burgess Hill, Haywards Heath, Saltdean and Uckfield.
Background documents to this consultation and details of earlier consultations can be found on our Local Plan Part 2 webpage at https://www.lewes-eastbourne.gov.uk/planning-policy/lewes-local-plan-part-2-site-allocations-and-development-management-policies/
The consultation runs from 24 September to midnight on 5 November 2018.
If residents wish to comment on the proposed site, they should do so via the consultation website or in writing to LDC. You can also register to give your views in person when the Plan comes before the independent examiner.
Concrete Trough on Village Green
The overturned concrete trough by Station Road on the Village Green has to be moved to allow access to erect the bandstand. Getting it moved will be very expensive as it is very heavy. Unless anyone would like it (and can remove it), the Parish Council agreed it should be destroyed, as this would be cheaper and to our best knowledge it has no huge historic interest. Please email the clerk if you would like it (or know of any reason why it should not be broken up and removed). Anita.firstname.lastname@example.org
Trains on Bonfire Night
Land at Western End of Riddens Lane
Following last nights Planning Committee meeting regarding the potential development of the Riddens Lane site (LW/18/0472) there was some concern raised over the closing date for comments on the application (was it the 19th or the 27th ?). LDC has been contacted, but the case officer is out of the office until Friday. However, planning admin have said that comments received by the 27th July will be taken into consideration.
The concern regarding whether the Environment Agency data for the site is sufficiently up to date has also been referred to LDC.
Change of Venue
The Parish Council would like to advise that the Finance Committee and Parish Council meeting on 11th September 2018 will take place at Plumpton Racecourse. Further details will be provided nearer the time.
Annual Governance and Accountability Return
We’ve just completed the Pavilion refurbishment, which has given us a substantial upgrade of the facilities.
The refurbishment was part-funded by a LEADER grant from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (£49k), and the remainder from our New Pavilion Fund (£28k) and the Parish Council (£7.5k).
With many thanks to Des Lambert, who helped us navigate the grant application process, and to parish councillor Emma Elford, who led renovation programme, got the grants, liaised with everyone involved.
The refurbishment has included:
- removal of the old kitchen to open up the space
- re-positioning of a new kitchen and utility room into the old committee room
- recovering of the floor throughout
- reconfiguring of the changing rooms
- increased storage facilities
- substantial replacing of rotten timbers throughout the infrastructure
- replacement of multiple doors
- replacement of window glass
- part installation of new composite cladding and sofits
- substantial re-plastering work throughout
- roof repair.
Steve Bodsworth was the contractor. We owe him many thanks for doing a fantastic job to a very high standard and completing on time.
As with all building jobs, we found some unexpected problems along the way that Steve responded to quickly, which allowed us to keep on schedule.
Now the work is complete, it has highlighted other parts of the facility that are looking a bit tired. Plumpton Parish Council will be costing further work to maintain this valued facility within a long-term preventative maintenance programme. We’ll provide further details in due course, later this year.
Notice Regarding Parish Council Casual Vacancies
Feasibility Appraisal by East Sussex Highways
Plumpton Lane / Station Road, Plumpton – Speed Reduction
Please find here the Feasibility Study that resulted from the Speed Monitoring exercise last year.
This Feasibility Study Report was commissioned by the PC to assess the feasibility of reducing the speed limit along the 60mph stretches of Plumpton Lane and Station Road and provide an indication of potential cost. Note in the report that the Police would not support a 40mph limit from the Quarry to the railway crossing. Total cost to implement the speed limit outside this stretch of road would be £27,000. After much discussion PC agreed that whilst there are some inconsiderate residents that drive aggressively and/or dangerously, the speed survey indicated that there is no endemic problem within the Parish and therefore introducing a speed restriction is not cost justified.
Proposed Gypsy and Traveller Site in Plumpton Green – Update 24 September. See left.
Agenda for Transport and Environment Committee meeting on 26 September
Agenda for King George V Playing Field and Pavilion Committee on 26 September
The Parish Council has been made aware that Lewes District Council is proposing to create a permanent gypsy and traveller site in Plumpton Green. See left for more information.
Minutes from Finance Committee meeting on 11 September
Minutes from Parish Council meeting on 11 September
Minutes from Planning Committee meeting on 11 September
Plastics Free Plumpton: Open discussion meeting on Wednesday 26 September at 8pm in the small Village Hall
Information about the concrete trough on the Village Green – see left.
Agenda for the Parish Council meeting on 11 September (Please note that this meeting will be held at Plumpton Racecourse)
Agenda for Finance Committee meeting on 11 September (Please note that this meeting will be held at Plumpton Racecourse)
Minutes from Planning Committee Meeting on 28 August
Minutes from Village Hall meeting on 6 July
Minutes from King George V Playing Field and Pavilion Committee meeting on 25 July
Agenda for Planning Committee meeting on 28 August
We’ve just heard that Lewes District Council has turned down the outline planning application to develop 12 homes for older people on the Strawlands/Wells Close site. The reasons are explained in the attached notice. It is good that LDC has taken note of residents’ concerns, which the Parish Council shared. We hope the developers will talk with us when they resubmit their application, so we can help them address these problems more adequately. Notice of Refusal