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Tiger Feet

It seems that UK Power have chewed up the footpath next to Lee Holden’s field (roughly by the 8-1F on the map above), while maintaining their installation. Walkers are warned to wear their boots or wellies for a while. Lee advises that while UK Power apologised, they also said that they wouldn’t be able to sort it out until the ground is a bit drier.

Miles Firth

Planning Meeting 12th February 2019

Knole House

A planning meeting will be held in The Village Hall on Tuesday 12th February 2019 at 7pm to consider the following application

Knole House Clappers Lane Fulking BN5 9NH  SDNP/19/00006/HOUS 

Demolition of an existing two-storey house and ancillary garage with store room above. Replaced with new two-storey house and an attached new double garage with store room above. New vehicular gate and street facing boundary wall. With detached pool house and swimming pool to the rear of the property. 

Members of the public and press are invited to attend and are entitled to speak at the meeting for two minutes by prior appointment with the Clerk. No more than two speakers are permitted in favour of the proposal, and two against.

Trevor Parsons,Clerk, Fulking Parish Council  

17 Ockley Way, Hassocks, West Sussex, BN6 8NE Tel: 07767 422733 

The Beige Plague

The Mayfield Plague

HDC map showing the residual Mayfield scheme after MSDC opted out

In Horsham District, the infection persists. Their Strategic Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (SHELAA), January 2019, reads as follows (page 52):

This site has evolved from an area initially identified as a broad location of search following the publication of the 2010 New Market Town Study, commissioned jointly by Crawley Borough Council (CBC), Mid Sussex District Council (MSDC) and Horsham District Council (HDC). The developer has previously expressed a preferred approach for a development of up to 10,000 dwellings on land in both Horsham and Mid Sussex administrative areas. However, within HDC a development of up to 6,120 dwellings together with associated infrastructure is currently being proposed for consideration. The site falls in Woodmancote, Shermanbury and Henfield parish areas.

The site is in multiple land ownership, which may affect deliverability. Landowner interest in developing the whole site would therefore need to be carefully tested. There would also be a need for cross boundary working, with MSDC and with West Sussex County Council.

The site has a range of environmental and infrastructure constraints including an area of flood risk which would require mitigation. If developed, the site would need to create its own social, economic, transport and utilities infrastructure. Improved connectivity to the trunk road and rail network (which is some distance away) would also need to be carefully considered. Any major development would also need to take account of the retail viability of existing settlements such as Henfield. Unless allocated for development through the review of the Horsham District Planning Framework (HDPF) it is considered development would be contrary to Policies 1 to 4 and 26 of the HDPF and potentially other policies relating to the constraints of the site. It is therefore assessed as ‘Not Currently Developable’.