SDNPA Plan Consultation

The South Downs Pre-Submission Local Plan public consultation is already underway. It runs from 26/9/17 – 21/11/17.

When approved, this is the document against which all planning applications will considered – so if you have any plans in mind, or are concerned about future development, you should be aware of this.

SDNPA are encouraging people to comment using their online consultation system, which you can access here.
The Pre Submission Local Plan and all supporting documents are available to download from their website

Mycology on Wolstonbury Hill

Friday 13th October 2017 from 9:30 to 15:00. The order of the day: 9:30am meet at Saddlescombe; 10:00am go out hunting for fungi in Wolstonbury woods and across open downland; 12:00 noon lunch, with glorious views across Sussex; 2:00pm return to Saddlescombe Farm for a cup of tea and cake in the new heated barn; 2:15pm go through our finds with expert mycologist, Martin Allison and look at some of the more interesting species under the microscope; 3:00pm finish. Booking essential.

Fungal Foray

The Devil's Dyke fungi hunt - part 1
Join mycologist Martin Allinson for a day of recording as many species of fungi as possible across Newtimber Hill on Friday 6th October from 9:30am to 3:00pm. Wear suitable clothing and bring lunch. Tea and cake will be served upon return to Saddlescombe. Supervised children are welcome. Booking essential. Click the image for more information.

Planning Meeting – Thursday 7th Sept 2017, 6:30pm – Village Hall

You are hereby cordially invited to attend a planning meeting of the Fulking Parish Council to be held at 6.30pm, on Thursday 7th September 2017 at the Village Hall, The Street, Fulking, to transact the following business:
To discuss:

Ref. No: SDNP/17/04088/HOUS
Extension to and re-modelling of existing house
Barn Cottage Poynings Road Fulking BN5 9NB

Ref. No: SDNP/17/03762/CND
Variation of condition 2 on planning consent SDNP/15/04159/FUL – To increase the number of caravans to 2 mobile homes and 2 touring caravans and ancillary dayroom.
Market Gardens Clappers Lane Fulking BN5 9NH

Members of the Press & Public are welcome to attend.

By prior appointment with the Parish Clerk, a maximum of 2 people may speak for up to 5 minutes each in favour, and a maximum of 2 people may also speak for up to 5 minutes each against the application.

Derek Blackhall
Clerk to Fulking Parish Council
01273 846186
22 Kymer Gardens, Hassocks, BN6 8QZ, West Sussex

Saddlescombe Farm nominated for CPRE award

Saddlescombe Farm award

Saddlescombe Farm is run by tenant farmers, Camilla and Rory Puzey who open their doors to the public for lambing weekends and educational visits throughout the year. They also offer a unique Shepherd for the Day experience and Green Gym sessions which encourage people to get fit by doing conservation work. The couple say the shepherding idea came from a friend. The idea quickly developed and now the farm holds a variety of shepherding experiences for individuals, couples and families — there are even corporate team building events which conclude with a Shepherding Challenge.