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 update 27th November
Yesterday evening a full Lewes District Council meeting voted in favour of passing the Lewes Local Plan Part 2 (LPP2) which included the proposed Gypsy and Traveller site, to the Independent Examiner. It was a close vote with 18 supporting, 17 against and 1 abstention.
More details on the meeting can be found here: – LDC_Meeting_report
LDC Documents and Parish Council Response
The Parish council have responded to two new documents that have been released relating to the proposed Traveller and Gypsy Site on the land north of the Old Brickworks.
There is a full District Council meeting on the 26th November. At this meeting the district councillors will vote on whether the Local Plan should progress to the independent examiner.
The Report for District Councillors is here:
Lewes District Local Plan Part 2 Site Allocations and Development Management Policies
There is also a Background Paper giving further detail on Policy GT01 which is one policy in the plan that proposed the Traveller and Gypsy Site for Plumpton.
The Background Paper is here: LPP2_Background Paper
The Parish Councils response to these documents is here: Parish Council Response
Plumpton Plastic Challenge
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.
Agenda for Finance Committee meeting on 11 December
Agenda for Parish Council meeting on 11 December
Minutes from Transport and Environment Committee meeting on 27 November
Bridleway reopens – see left
Minutes from King George V Playing Field and Pavilion Committee meeting on 7 November
Proposed Gypsy and Traveller Site update – see left
Agenda for Transport and Environment Committee meeting on 27 November
Gypsy and traveller site update – see left
Minutes from Finance Committee meeting on 13 November
Minutes from Parish Council meeting on 13 November