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 20th November

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: – pdf 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 Paperpdf

The Parish Councils response to these documents is here: –  Parish Council Responsepdf

Parish Council’s Consultation Response

pdf  Plumpton Parish Council Response to Lewes District Local Plan Part 2

The question and answer presentation from LDC planning officers can be found here:

pdf     LDC presentation from the 9th October 2018 meeting.

Update – Responses to questions from the public asked at the meeting on the 9th October below:-

pdf Questions from the Public asked at the meeting on 9th October


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 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

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,by email ; or in writing to LDC. You can also register to give your views in person when the Plan comes before the independent examiner.

If you have any further questions, please email the parish clerk or contact LDC

Wells Close/Strawlands

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.

Pavilion Refurbishment

EU with info Logo

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.

Site Updates

19 November 

pdf Minutes from Finance Committee meeting on 13 November

pdf Minutes from Parish Council meeting on 13 November

9 November

World War 1 Centenary Event – see left for more information

7 November

pdf Agenda for Finance Committee Meeting on 13 November

pdf Agenda for Parish Council Meeting on 13 November

3 November

pdf Agenda for King George V Playing Field and Pavilion Committee meeting on 7 November

29 October

Reminder that the consultation period for the LDC Local Plan Part2 ends on 5th November.

pdf Questions from the Public asked at the meeting on 9th October

16 October

pdf Plumpton Parish Council Response to Lewes District Local Plan Part 2

pdf Minutes from Parish Council meeting on 9 October

pdf Minutes from Finance Committee meeting on 9 October

pdf Minutes from King George V Playing Field and Pavilion Committee meeting on 26 September

12 October

pdf Q & A Document from Lewes District Council Planning Officers presentation on 9th October

10 October

pdf Minutes from Planning Committee meeting on 9 October

pdf Notes from meeting on how to reduce the use of plastic in Plumpton



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