Please note that the dog bag bin along Spy Lane will be relocated shortly to North Hall. The odour from the bin in this location was offensive to adjacent neighbours and the Parish Council would be grateful if you could respect this and take your rubbish home instead. Thank you.
Many people are finding things tough at the moment due to rising goods and energy prices, inflation, and cost of living pressures. Chichester District council know that people are worried and want to make sure that you are aware of the help that is available to you. See the website below which aims to highlight some of the key schemes you can access www.chichester.gov.uk/supportingyou
The Parish Council wish to express their sadness at the passing of Her Majesty the Queen. The Country will be in a period of national morning until 19th September. The official book of condolences will be on the website www.royal.uk but a local book may be made available and details will be recorded here in due course. The will be county proclamation of the new Monarch in due course at County Hall Chichester
Set up in 2019 this club based in Wisborough Green provides activities for young persons age 10 to 18 please look at their website for more details renegadesyc.org or telephone Gareth Miller 07801862550
The Parish Council have sought clarification from Chichester District Council's Development manager Fjola Stevens as to the current status of the new shop planning approval.
The response received was
"I can confirm that the current application for the shop and residential development has been held up by the introduction of the need to demonstrate water neutrality. The case officer is working with the developer to resolve the issue and a scheme to off-set the water usage has been developed and submitted to the Council. There are however some complex legal matters that relate to the particular application and the level of off-setting proposed. This has meant it has been necessary for the developer to apply to discharge the conditions on the originally approved application. This process will demonstrate that the existing permission on the site would be built out if the current application is not permitted and as such only the uplift in water demand between the 2 proposals need be mitigated. Officers will continue to work with the developer in respect of the outstanding issues, although unfortunately the timeframe for resolving the issues will lie in part with consultees and therefore outside of the Council’s control."
The Parish Council note residents' concern should the current village shop close and there be no replacement for the many villagers who rely heavily on the local shop. This state of affairs now looks highly likely if the existing shop closes in September.
The Parish Council will be discussing this at their Annual Parish Meeting on 25th April 7.30pm in North Hall. Please come along to be part of the discussion.
Please come along to this social event of speakers and a chance to chat with refreshments.
The new Loxwood School Head Miss Fi Dowly; Chichester District Councillor Gareth Evans; The Chair of Planning for the Parish Council Tony Colling speaking on development in the Parish; and the Chair of the Parish Council Rick Kelsey.
Chichester District Council has recently made it known to the Parish Council that they are investigating housing numbers scenarios for the North Eastern Parishes of Chichester District as shown in the attached letter.
This is to supplement the demand for housing in the District which they are unable to meet in the Southern District. Whilst the Parish Council has revised its Neighbourhood Plan to include the uplift in numbers that CDC requested some time ago, this allocation is now out of date as is the Neighbourhood Plan even before it went to referendum. The Parish Council are reviewing this turn of events before deciding how to respond. The detail of this will be presented at the Annual Parish Meeting on 25th April.
Please come along to the Parish Council hosted event for the Parish.
The Speakers for this event are:
Gareth Evans -Chichester District Council
Lucy Hallett Social Prescriber with Loxwood Doctors Surgery- Well being
Chair of the Council- Activities of the Parish Coucnil over the last couple of years
Chair of Planning -Neighboruhood Plan and development in Loxwood.
Nibbles and Winer will be served after the speakers with a chance to chat to the Speakers.