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.
The Parish Council have adopted an environmental policy for its activities. Further actions will be determined for the Village Hall, Playing Fields & Pavilion in due course. Any comments will be appreciated and incorporated into an annual review of the policies in May.
Proposed Gypsy and Traveller Site update 30th December
Plumpton Action Group
Following the recent home leaflet drop, some residents have asked if the Plumpton Action Group is acting on behalf of the Parish Council in combating the proposed Gypsy and Traveller site. This note is to make clear that although we share the same objective in opposing this proposal, the Plumpton Action Group is not affiliated in any way to the Parish Council. The Plumpton Action Group is an independent organisation set up by a number of residents. Any questions about their constitution, terms of reference or designated officers should be sent directly to them via the email address on the leaflet.
Please be assured that the Parish Council is well aware of the level of concern this proposed Gypsy and Traveller site has caused. We oppose the proposal and will continue to meet and write to our District and County Councillor, our Member of Parliament as well as LDC itself to press our case that this proposal is not sound on planning grounds and is incompatible with the made Plumpton Parish Neighbourhood Plan. The Parish Council has registered to speak in front of the planning inspector and will not be funding legal representation at the examination stage. Please keep checking this web site for updates
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 was a full District Council meeting on the 26th November. At this meeting the district councillors voted in favour of sending the Local Plan to the independent examiner.
More details on the meeting can be found here: – LDC_Meeting_report
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.
Minutes from Finance Committee meeting 8 January
Minutes from Parish Council meeting on 8 January
Minutes from Planning Committee meeting on 14 January
Agenda for Planning Committee meeting on 14 January
Proposed Gypsy and Traveller Site update 30th December – see left
Agenda for Parish Council meeting on 8 January
Agenda for Finance Committee meeting on 8 January
Minutes from Parish Council meeting on 11 December
Minutes from Finance Committee meeting on 11 December
Minutes from Planning Committee meeting on 12 December
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
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