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.

Environmental Policy

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.

pdf document Plumpton Parish Council Environmental Policy adopted Jan 2019

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: –  pdf  LDC_Meeting_report

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: pdf LPP2_Background Paper

The Parish Councils response to these documents is here: pdf Parish Council Response

Follow this link for more information about the proposed gypsy and traveller site.

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

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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

15 January

pdf Minutes from Finance Committee meeting 8 January

pdf Minutes from Parish Council meeting on 8 January

pdf Minutes from Planning Committee meeting on 14 January

11 January

pdf Parish council environmental policy

7 January

pdf Agenda for Planning Committee meeting on 14 January

30 December

Proposed Gypsy and Traveller Site update 30th December – see left

19 December

pdf Agenda for Parish Council meeting on 8 January

pdf Agenda for Finance Committee meeting on 8 January

pdfMinutes from Parish Council meeting on 11 December

pdfMinutes from Finance Committee meeting on 11 December

12 December

pdf Minutes from Planning Committee meeting on 12 December

4 December

pdf Agenda for Finance Committee meeting on 11 December

pdf Agenda for Parish Council meeting on 11 December

pdf Parish Council and Finance Committee Meetings 2019

3 December

pdf Minutes from Transport and Environment Committee meeting on 27 November

29 November

Bridleway reopens – see left

pdf Minutes from King George V Playing Field and Pavilion Committee meeting on 7 November

27 November

Proposed Gypsy and Traveller Site update – see left

26 November

pdf document Interim Internal Audit November 2018

22 November

pdf Agenda for Transport and Environment Committee meeting on 27 November

21 November

Gypsy and traveller site update – see left

19 November 

pdf Minutes from Finance Committee meeting on 13 November

pdf Minutes from Parish Council meeting on 13 November


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