Neighbourhood Plan

2018-07-25 18:45:14
Notice

All documents on this page are draft and subject to change

2018-07-03 21:01:58
Results of the local poll from the exhibition.

2018-07-03 17:58:47


LOWER BEEDING Neighbourhood Plan
Steering Group
VISIONS AND OBJECTIVES

Vision
We want to keep the village-feel of our community and maintain a thriving and attractive Parish, a desirable place to live, work and visit. Our aim is to maintain, and where possible improve the social, economic and environmental well-being of our area and quality of life for all, now and in the future.

Objectives
• Keep the village feel and sense of place
• To ensure that any future developments consist of appropriately sized, affordable and
sustainable housing, developed in sympathy with adjacent buildings, the village and its
surroundings
• To ensure housing densities are in keeping with existing densities int eh surrounding
area.
• To ensure that future developments allow for adequate garden space, parking and
size/width of roads
• Enhance the sustainability of the Parish by supporting sympathetic development
• To minimise the impact of traffic in terms of congestion, pollution and parking through
the management of parking and speeds
• Support accessibility to public transport and improvements in road and pedestrian
safety
• Ensure cohesive and safe community, including crime prevention measures and
adequate lighting where necessary
• Maintain the balance between residential and business uses whilst ensuring business
needs to not adversely affect residential amenity

2018-07-03 17:55:18

LOWER BEEDING Neighbourhood Plan
Steering Group Meeting

Minutes of the meeting held on Thursday 28th June 2018 in the Church Room, Plummers Plain.

Present: Geoff Peckham (Chair), Leslie Bamford (Joint Lead), Kate Hough, Chris Loader, Jackie Ward and Janet Warwick

Also present: Celia Price (Clerk to the Parish Council)

12 members of the public



Apologies for Absence
Apologies for absence were received and accepted from Kevin Murphy, Andrew Ledger, Sue and Michael Prideaux

Points of Order
The Chair announced that there will be no public adjournment and all present were asked to refrain from asking questions or interrupting throughout the meeting.

Declaration of Member’s Interests
The Chair reminded all present to declare any members interests and the following was declared.
Chris Loader – Cyder Farm, Crabtree (LBP03)
Leslie Bamford – Cedar Cottage (LBP24)
Peter Knox – Glayde Farm (LBP19)
Kate Hough and Jackie Ward – Land south of Handcross Road (LBP20)
All present confirmed they had no connections with any of the developers proposing sites.

Vision and Objectives Review (appendix 1)
Jackie Ward reminded everyone of the vision and objectives of the group as defined by the group and with consultation with the residents.

All present were reminded to keep the visions and objectives in mind and the purpose of the meeting is to recommend sites for further consideration at the next stage.

The Chairman took the opportunity to thank Leslie, Peter, Jackie and all those that have continued to work diligently as volunteers to prepare and collate information for the Neighbourhood Plan.

Exhibition Feedback Review (appendix 2)
All present had received data from the exhibition prior to the meeting and Peter gave an overview of the reports.
The exhibition took place on the 1st and 2nd June and was open to all parishioners. There were 24 sites shown with 2 sites being policy compliant with reservations, and 4 sites being policy compliant.

93 forms were returned during the exhibition with a further 25 submitted by the required deadline.

Attendance was fantastic and great feedback has been received from the residents. Thanks were extended to the school for hosting the exhibition which was a great venue.

Instruction from HDC
Geoff advised that HDC have confirmed the majority of development should be in and around the BUAB of Lower Beeding with modest development in Crabtree. (Modest means up to 6 dwellings)

Final housing numbers are still to be confirmed but it is expected that this will be between 22 – 25. There is a possibility that these might increase but we are advised to work with what we know. Dowsett Mayhew are in correspondence with HDC who have also offered a review meeting to the steering group.

Site Considerations
All were reminded that the role of the steering group is to make recommendations. These recommendations must be considerate of HDC and the steering groups own policies, the vision and objectives and the views of the residents of the parish.

The following sites were reviewed and discussed individually with the following recommendations:

All agreed that Old Camp Farm (LBP23) would not be taken forward for consideration at this stage as it is remote from the BUAB, and adjoins Monks Gate which is mostly in the parish of Nuthurst and has not yet been classified as a Secondary Settlement.

All agreed that Cisswood Hotel (LBP09) will not be taken forward for consideration at this stage as it is outside the BUAB, lacks sustainability, and is not in line with the vision and objectives

Cyder Farm (LBP03)
Chris Loader declared his interest and left the meeting
All agreed to recommend this site, it is policy compliant and meets the groups visions and objectives. In addition, the site was most supported at the exhibition.
Chris Loader returned to the meeting

Sandygate Lane (LBP16)
All agreed to recommend this site, it is a sustainable site which adjourns the BUAB, it is policy complaint and meets the groups visions and objectives as well as being well supported by exhibition feedback.

Trinity Cottage (LBP17)
All agreed to recommend his site, it is policy complaint and meets the groups visions and objectives. It was also well supported at the public exhibition

Glayde Farm (LBP19)
This is a large site, but the proposer has agreed this could be split. It was proposed that ‘field A’ be recommended as a reserve site. Concerns were raised about potential loss of green space. The group voted with 4 agreeing to the proposal to recommend as a reserve site, 1 member voted against and 1 abstained.

Cedar Cottage and Timberlands (LBP24)
On the grounds that this site does not meet the visions and objectives of the parish, access constraints, and was not well supported at the exhibition, 4 members voted not to recommend the site, 1 thought it should be considered and 1 abstained, therefore it was agreed not to take this site forward for consideration at this stage.

Next Steps
Members of the steering group will meet with HDC to review progress and discuss the process therefore assisting with the preparation of the draft plan in consultation with Dowsett Mayhew. This will be presented to the Parish Council for discussion after which the draft plan will be submitted for a ‘health check’ and will be put forward for referendum. It is anticipated that the draft plan will be submitted in the Autumn.


The meeting closed at 9:05pm


2018-06-24 14:09:22
NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN MEETING

Thursday 28th June
at 7.30pm
in the church room

2018-06-10 17:41:22
NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN EXHIBITION

Thank you to all who were able to attend the exhibition over last weekend

If you have not voted and wish to do so you can get a form by emailing lbnp@lowerbeeding.com.
Forms have to be submitted by 17th June

2018-05-23 21:09:47
NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN EXHIBITION

The exhibition will now be held at
Holy Trinity School, Church Close, Lower Beeding

The evening of Friday 1st June 6 pm to 9 pm

and on Saturday 2nd June between 12 (midday) and 5 pm.

Please come along your opinion is important to future of Lower Beeding

2018-05-18 19:40:41
NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN WORKING PARTY MEETING

Tuesday 22nd May
at 7:30pm
in The Church Room

AGENDA

Apologies for Absence

Points of Order

Declaration of Member’s Interests

Feedback from Horsham Planning

Site Review: Summary of FLAA

June Exhibition Planning


Everyone is Welcome

2018-05-13 19:47:33
NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN WORKING PARTY MEETING

Tuesday 22nd May
at 7:30
in the church room

This is a follow on meeting from 8th may.


The 1st - 2nd June exhibition will go ahead, but with a location change to the Lower Beeding Holy Trinity Primary School hall. Times will be posted on the website

2018-05-13 19:37:54
MINUTES FROM MEETING HOLD ON 8TH MAY

Lower Beeding Neighbourhood Plan (NP) Meeting (Open Forum)
Location: Holy Trinity Church Rooms, Lower Beeding
Timing: 8th May 2018 at 19:35 hrs
Present
NP Leader: Geoff Peckham (GP)
NP Co-Lead: Leslie Bamford (LBa)
Planning Consultant: Laura Bourke (LBo)
NP Working Party Members (NPWP)
Lower Beeding Parish Residents – all signed an attendance sheet
Meeting Agenda
1) Introduction and general overview.
2) Horsham District Planning Framework update.
3) Housing Needs Consideration Report.
4) Parish Site Assessment updates.
5) Exhibition of preferred sites, 1st and 2nd June 2018.
6) Questions and discussion.
Minutes
1.0 LBa opened the meeting by giving an introduction and general overview of the current situation with the NP. She suggested that the meeting should adjourn at 21:00 hours with questions being taken between 21:00 – 21:30 hours. She introduced LBo to all those present.
1.1 LBo distributed a document, ‘Housing Need Considerations for the Lower Beeding Neighbourhood Plan’, to all present.
1.2 LBo then went through the document from the contents page as follows:-
 Introduction
 Method 1 – Action in Rural Sussex (AiRS) Affordable Housing Needs Assessment Projection.
 Method 2 – Parish Change between 2001 and 2011 Projection.
 Method 3 – Household Formation Projection.
 Method 4 – Trend-Based Demographic Projection.
 Method 5 – Policy Projection.
 Method 6 – Policy Trend – Based Demographic Projection.
 Method 7 – Economic Projection
 Market Signals
 National Standard Approach to Calculating Housing Need.
 Considerations
1.3 LBo spent a considerable amount of time discussing the different methodologies of calculating the housing needs and numbers of proposed dwellings for Lower Beeding Parish. Each methodology produced a different calculation of houses but from Horsham District Council (HDC) the current forecast is 22 – 44 dwellings.
1.4 LBo emphasised that the calculation could change in the future with government and district council pressure to add to the housing stock. HDC currently has a commitment to increase the number of homes by 1500.

1.5 LBo informed the audience of the following :-

 Lower Beeding has been classed as one of the smaller villages in the HDC.
 There are seven further villages classed as small within the council.
 There are under 30 parishes in HDC.
 We are waiting, three months thus far, for HDC to advise parish councils on any increase in housing requirements.
 There have been three further additions to the possible development sites including Haven Motors brownfield site.
 Thus far HDC have agreed on our methodology in calculating our proposed housing need.
This methodology currently stands at 24 new dwellings.
 How the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) process worked.
 The CIL process came into operation in Oct 2017.
 The original Call for Sites was issued in June 2016. At that time there were 21 sites.
 Further sites have been added and 25 sites have been assessed by the same procedure for each site.
 There have been some withdrawals and recent additions from the original list of sites.

1.6 Questions / Suggestions from the floor
 Ed Allen (Lead Councillor) suggested that a Parish infrastructure requirement be given from the Parish Council to the NPWP and prospective developers.
 A proposed timeline is prepared by the NPWP.
 A detailed discussion on the next meeting of the NPWP with options of the 15th or 22nd May. The latter date was agreed due to the closing of the reply from developers on their proposals for new sites on 21st May.
 The public meeting on 21st May will agree on the final ten sites that will be voted on by the parishioners. The Top and Bottom three preferred sites will be voted on during the Exhibition.
 There was also a prolonged discussion on whether the next Exhibition for the Parish should be delayed from 1st – 2nd June. It was finally agreed by all that the meeting should not be delayed.
 There was concern from several of the attendees that the Church Hall and Church was not appropriate for developers displays. The Village Hall and the Village Primary School were suggested as options. GP stated that he would contact the school on availability.
 The final allocation of 24 dwellings was agreed by the LBWP.
 Kate Hough suggested that secondary sites should be kept in mind with a view that HDC may ask for a greater number of dwellings in the parish in the near future.
 Elizabeth Ogg questioned LBo on calculation of Housing Density on some of the proposed sites from low to medium density. LBo replied that she was following HDC’s guidelines on housing density.
 Any questions residents or developers should be forwarded to the NPWP who will then forward to the Planning Consultants.
There were no further questions from the floor.
The meeting closed at 22:10 hrs
The next meeting will be held in the Church Hall on 22nd May at 19:30 hours.
p.s. The Primary School has agreed to let the Exhibition be held at the school on the 1st and 2nd June 2018.

2018-04-24 23:44:27
NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN WORKING PARTY MEETING

Tuesday 8th May
at 7:30
in the church room


Our consultants will be coming to present to us our updated housing target range and the updated Site Assessment (FLAA: to include 1 new site and 2 amended ones)

An Exhibition of these Preferred Sites has been scheduled for June 1-2 the times will be put on the website closer to the dates

Everyone is welcome.

2018-03-08 20:21:36
POLICIES/GREEN SPACES MEETING

Thursday 15th March
at 7.30pm
in the church/church room

This is the first session with our planning consultants to review and update the drafts for our polices and green spaces

2018-02-26 20:33:53
MINUTES FROM MEETING ON 13th FEBRUARY

Lower Beeding Neighbourhood Plan (NP) Meeting (Open Forum)
Location: Holy Trinity Church, Lower Beeding
Timing: 13th February 2018 at 19:35 hrs
Present
NP Leader: Geoff Peckham (GP)
NP Co-Lead: Leslie Bamford (LB)
Dale Mayhew (DM) of Dowsett and Mayhew
NP Working Party Members (NPWP)
Lower Beeding Parish Residents – all signed an attendance sheet
Meeting Agenda
1) Welcome and Introductions.
2) Housing Needs:-
• Horsham DC response to the government’s consultation on calculating housing needs.
• Housing Needs consideration report update.
• Agreeing the Lower Beeding Parish (LBP) housing needs
3) Discussion of preferred sites.
4) Exhibition of preferred sites.
5) Next meetings for NP Working Party / Policies and Green Spaces.
6) AOB, questions and discussion.
Minutes
1.0 GP & LB opened the meeting by giving an overview of where we are with the compilation of the NP. Specifically relating to the meeting agenda.
1.1 DM gave some in-depth information on the expectations of Horsham District Council’s (HDC) in respect to the LBNP housing requirements. DM reported that the government will within the next month revise the HDC contribution to the housing stock. This may impact the LBNP housing developments. He further added the HDC provision requirement thus far. He said that until we know what the expectations are from HDC then we may have to revise the LBNP. It may also depend on what HDC methodology is utilised to calculate the future housing needs.
1.2 DM passed on some statistics regarding the LB Parish:-
• The total population had increased in LB from the 2001 to the 2011 census’ from 1001 to 1022 with total households growing from 384 to 401, with an associated decrease in average people per dwelling from 2.6 to 2.54.
• It is forecasted that there will be a decrease in people per dwelling up to 2031 by 7%.
• LB is classed as a smaller settlement in the HDC plan.

1.3 DM then outlined how HDC class the Built-Up Area Boundary (BUAB)
• New housing development in a NP should be adjoining a settlement edge.
• Settlement edge is not necessarily the BUAB.
• The LBNP must stay within the HDC plan.
• New developments must be within 800 metres of BUAB.
• He acknowledged that Crabtree is an unclassified settlement and a maximum of 6 houses could be built.
1.4 DM finished by saying that we should not proceed until we received any revised number of houses in relation to the HDC plan.

2.0 LB then outlined the 9 preferred sites that were selected from the original 23 prosed sites.
2.1 LB asked DM what would be the density of housing required from the HDC plan.
• High Density would be 35+ dwellings per hectare.
• Medium Density is 25 – 35 dwellings per hectare.
• Low Density would be 25< dwellings per hectare.
DM said at the present time a density of housing had not been decided for LB.
3.0 LB reported that there will be a further exhibition to show the final preferred sites and their selection criteria.
3.1 The target timing of the next exhibition was in April / May 2018.
3.2 The LBWP will be fine tuning their Policies / Green Spaces plan in the near future and all of the community were invited to join the LBWP to assist in these processes.
There were no further questions from the floor.
The meeting closed at 21:53 hrs

2018-02-01 18:37:25
Neighbourhood Working Party Meeting

The Next stage. 9 sites are being looked out

There is a meeting on 13th February

in the Church Room

at 7.30pm - 9pm

Everyone is welcome

2018-01-16 21:16:44
LBNP
Please find below a link to
A Map of sites proposed in and around Lower Beeding

2018-01-16 21:14:19
LBNP
Please find below the link to
the Lower Beeding Parish Housing Land AvailabilityAssessment
done by our consultants Dowsettmayhew

2018-01-03 20:13:55
LBNP
Following the recent exhibition, please see below two important links:

http://lowerbeeding.com/pdf/LBNP/SiteVoting.xlsx - Site Analysis


http://lowerbeeding.com/pdf/LBNP/Inset8_LowerBeeding_2015.pdf - Area Map of Lower Beeding showing built up areas.

You will have to copy these links into your address bar on some computers.

2017-12-29 18:14:06
Neighbourhood Plan Working Party

Our first 2 working party meeting dates for 2018 are January 9th & 23rd
Meetings are in the Church Room from 7.30pm to 9pm
To begin the task of pulling together our documents on each of the 23 proposed sites

Everyone is welcome.

Sorry for the delay but we hope to have the sites information on the website before the first meeting.




2017-12-11 21:04:11
LBNP
Lower Beeding Neighbourhood Plan NP Meeting Open Forum
Location: Church Rooms, Lower Beeding
Timing: 3rd December 2017 at 19:35 hrs
Present
NP Leader: Geoff Peckham GP
NP Co-Lead: Leslie Bamford LB
NP Working Party Members NPWP
Lower Beeding Parish Residents – all signed an attendance sheet
Meeting Agenda
1- Brief summary of NP process.
2- Summary of the recent exhibition outcomes.
3- Feedback from Norman Kwans office.
4- Work to be done in the next three months of bringing all the pieces of the puzzle for each site together.
5- A spring exhibition of sites determined to be developable.
6- Questions and discussion.
Minutes
1.0 LB opened the meeting by giving an overview of where we are with the compilation of the NP to be initially submitted to Horsham District Council HDC by a target date in 4Q 2018.
1.1 LB informed the audience that there were 85 votes in the recent Public Exhibition held on the 7th and 8th October 2017. She handed over to Peter Knox PK who compiled the data and voting from the Exhibition.
1.2 It was requested from the floor that the results of the voting be uploaded to the Lower Beeding website. Kate Hough agreed that it will be completed by the weekend 10th Dec.
1.3 LB went on to outline the feedback from a recent meeting held with Norman Kwan NK of HDC offices with GP / LB / PK and Laura Bourke of Dowsett Mayhew. NK had given the group the latest information from the government on development of sites in the HDC. The major concern from the group was the BUAB Built Up Area Boundary was very restrictive within the Parish. NK later gave feedback as follows:-
NK provided a response to the queries raised in relation to Policy 4: Settlement Expansion, specifically with respect to the meaning of an existing settlement edge. Norman has advised, the policy was written to allow flexibility for development to come forward in areas like Crabtree where some local services exist. However, They have indicated this would be likely to be limited to modest housing, i.e approximately 6 dwellings and not substantial development. Any allocation would need to have regard to HDPF and National planning policy, and be evidentially justified, for example on the grounds of supporting local services eg. a Public House, other community facility. As set out in Policy 4, any allocation would need to adjoin/abut the settlement edge. This means the neighbourhood plan should not seek to allocate those sites which are remote from the existing settlement of Crabtree. Proposed allocations will also need to be in conformity with other HDPF policies, such as having regard to nearby listed buildings. HDC have made clear that they would expect the majority of growth within the Parish to be focused in and around Lower Beeding.

1.4 GP outlined the allocation to HDC of new houses as 1500 but it maybe increased by the government in the near future. He further added the current documentation is an ongoing process.

1.5 Further points discussed and requested during this juncture of the meeting:-

 Where Plummers Plain boundary starts.
 BUAB map uploaded onto the website.
 Overview on parking needs for new developments.
 Future village infra-structure.
 Discussion on funds going to the village via S106.
 Next steps on submission of the NP to HDC.
 How long does the NP last; GP answered until 2031.
 Brown sites in the Parish. PK informed that there is only one at Church Lane Estate which had been withdrawn for development.
 There is no set deadline for completion of our NP.

1.6 LB informed the room on the next steps to the process
 Development of Parish Policies.
 Further feedback from the Parish.
 Housing Needs Assessment by NPWP.
 Desktop analysis on sites put forward.
 Next exhibition to the Parish residents is planned in Spring 2018 when there will be 3-8 put forward.
 Draft plan for consultation and submission to HDC.
 By Autumn / Winter of 2018 the NP should be completed.
LB also said that any of the Parish residents were welcome to join the NPWP in the future.
1.7 One month’s notice will be given to the residents on the timing of the Spring meeting.
There were no further questions from the floor.
The meeting closed at 20:55 hrs

2017-11-26 20:48:38

NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN MEETING

An open meeting will be held in the church room on
Monday 4th December
at 7.30pm
to discuss the results of the exhibition analysis, and the feedback from horsham District Council

2017-10-10 14:49:18
After the neighbourhood plan exhibition last weekend if anyone has any feedback and comments please submit
by email to geoff.peckham@lowerbeeding.com by friday 20th october

2017-10-02 18:05:44
PUBLIC EXHIBITION
is being held in the church room over this coming weekend Friday 6th and Saturday 7th

Friday 6th October 7pm to 10pm
Saturday 7th October 12 (midday) to 5pm


We hope that everybody will be able to come along to examine and comment on the proposed sites, which have been put forward for consideration for inclusion in the final neighbourhood plan

We need you to engage with us in planning the future of our village

2017-07-13 20:09:56
Neighbourhood Plan policy Committee meeting
is on

Wednesday 26th July
@ 7.30pm
at the Plough Pub

Everyone is welcome

2017-04-25 18:11:37
Neighbourhood planning meeting

Subcommittee is meeting on Tuesday May 9 at 7:30pm at The Plough

We have set up 2 subcommittees: Policies, and Local Green Spaces.
Please spread the word that both subcommittees are in need of more participants, and the Local Green Spaces group is especially looking for people with historical knowledge of Lower Beeding to contribute information in regards to the heritage and evolution of the parish.

2017-03-22 20:12:21


LOWER BEEDING PARISH COUNCIL (LBPC)
MINUTES OF A MEETING OF THE NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN WORKING PARTY (NPWP)

TUESDAY, 21ST. FEBRUARY 2017



1. The LBPC Neighbourhood Plan Leader (Councillor Geoff Peckham) stressed the importance to the Neighbourhood Plan of providing written/recorded evidence for each and every activity undertaken since this would need to be scrutinised and approved by the Government Inspector on deciding on deciding on acceptance of LB’s Plan.


2. The Site Scoring Group (SSG), reporting to the NPWP Sub-Committee, had to date met 4 times. The SSG had used feedback provided by residents at Open Meetings. It was felt that, in some ways, the feedback received has been over inclusive and it now needs to be tested and retested. The Haddenfield example, provided at the recent Horsham District Council Conference (attended by Councillor Geoff Peckham and the Parish Clerk Michael Tuckwell) was a good demonstration of how this activity should be approached.
At present, 17 sites in Lower Beeding had provisionally been scored and ranked. However, before that process was finalised, it was agreed that the NPWP should look to test all the sites against their sustainability appraisal elements rather than specific scoring and ranking. The examiners will want to see detailed descriptions of the sites before ranking assessments etc. The NPWP leader (Mrs. Leslie Bamford) stated that the group will be looking at 3-5 sites in March to test the criteria before looking at the remainder of the 17 sites.



3. Councillor Peckham advised the Meeting that, in his considered opinion, completion of LB’s Neighbourhood Plan could now take a further 2-3 years although this might be shortened since NPs can be written to cater for staggering of developments and phasing etc. Where further detail is required from sites, LB’s Consultants, Dowsett Mayhew (Laura) can direct the NPWP, SSG to appropriate websites and pointed out that, wherever possible, the SSG should try to obtain information from the public domain

rather than reverting to applicants. Laura agreed to provide the official definition of ‘affordable housing’.

4. Where instances of Conflict of Interest arise, the NPWG will treat these in a similar manner to Lower Beeding Parish Council.

5. Dowsett Mayhew (Laura) advised that, according to their Housing Needs Analysis Document, they have estimated the requiremet for Lower Beeding to be between 22-77 properties.

THE NEXT MEETING IS 11th APRIL AT 7.30pm IN CHURCH ROOM

2017-03-20 21:00:17
NEW LIST OF SITES march 2017


1 Chris Loder Cyder farm, Brighton Road (Loder Plants) {Caterways
{Market Garden

2 Cisswood Hotel Cisswood Hotel Revised plans for Housing on land to the rear of the Cisswood Hotel awaited

3 Devine Homes Sandygate lane Land west of Church Farm Development of new housing

4 Nick & Carl Illes Sandygate Lane (North/East of Cisswood Hotel) Development of new housing

5 Michael Lewis Sandygate Sandygate Lane Develoment of Land to the west of Sandygate fronting Sandygate Lane (B2115)

6 Debbie Lill Glebe Lodge, Brighton Road. Retention of existing Lodge - new additional dwelling at rear (approx.1/2 acre to rear)

7 RPR (Architects) Cedar Cottage and land behind Development of new housing to include demolition of Cedar Cottage and replacement by new dwellings and on land behind adjoining Trinity Fields.

8 Steve Mills Land South of Church Farm Cottage New Dwellings (to include suggested possible extension to church car park?)

9 Ken Eggleton Brighton Road 3 acre field Land west of/opposite the Old School Brighton Road.

10 Michael Lloyd Brighton Road Land adjoining/behind the Old School, Brighton Road.

11 Julian Slade {Land south of built up area of village (Church Close) Land south of Church Close -Possible 90 Houses and site for New School?
{Church Lane Industrial Estate Church Lane Industrial Estate- offered for housing development

12 Messrs Croxford, Murphy, Nicol & Tyler 3 Plots of land, Sandygate Lane Plots including the current houses /gardens & two fields. The Hawthorn- (2.6 Acres); Little Paddocks -(1.4 Acres) & White Gables (1 acre)

13 Gevin White Leechpond Cottage Land adjacent to Leechpond Cottage

14 Vikky and Tom Storey Land opposite Newells Farm House, Newells Lane. Proposed conversion of existing building to single Strorey, eco timber framed, building with separate garage.

15 Jennifer Ditchburn & Glenn Day, Gardeners Cottage Whole of existing plot, adjoining Trinity Fields

16 Mrs Pitchford Glayde Farm, Handcross Road/Church Lane Land also to the rear of The Vicarage/Churchyard extension/ Hillview House/ Village Pantry/Brandywell/Homelea and Bede Cottage.

17 * Gordon Tregear (South Lodge Estates) Prongers Orchard South of Village Hall -6 Afordable units

18* Gordon Tregear (South Lodge Estates) South of Crabtree Public House - Adj to Crabtree Public House and noth of Preppersgate

19* Mr & Mrs Moore East/adj of Cisswood Racing 4 Units Sandygate Lane

* Sites received post Exhibition

2017-03-20 20:31:36
The subcommittee meeting on 23rd march has been cancelled

The next neighbourhood plan working party meeting is on Tuesday 11th april at &.30pm in the church Hall

The Meeting is open to Everyone

2017-03-06 20:43:13
Neighbourhood plan meetings

Thursday March 9th Site Assessment subcommittee

Tuesday April 11th Neighborhood Plan working party meeting.

Both are in the church room at 7:30 pm and open to everyone.

2017-02-16 18:53:33
Lower Beeding Neighbourhood Plan Working Party
Meeting, Church Room, Lower Beeding at 7.30 pm

Tuesday 21st February 2107
Agenda

1. Review of HDC Neighbourhood Plan Conference 25th January.
2. Report from site scoring group.
3. Declaration of conflict of interest – what does it mean and what is required?

4. Review of the progress of the plan to date and possible timetable.
5. Housing Need Considerations Paper- Review of methodologies and agree an appropriate housing range.

6. Site Assessments- Discussion on site assessment preparation, information to be included and role of working group.

7. Neighbourhood Plan Policies and Aims- Discussion on type of policies to be included and role of Aims within the Plan.

8. AOB

2017-01-26 08:24:09
NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN

Working Party Meeting
will be held on Tuesday 21st February
at 7.30pm
in the church room
Dale Mayhew our consultant will be in attendance to update us on the plans progress

The meeting is open to everyone

2016-12-05 19:46:53
NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN STEERING GROUP

Tomorrow evening Tuesday 6th December
There is a meeting for the site Assessment sub committee of the neighbourhood plan group
In the Plough Pub at 7.30pm


2016-11-08 19:35:46
NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN

Working party meeting
will be held on Monday 14th November
at 7.30pm
in the Church Room

Everyone welcome

2016-10-06 20:19:32
NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN
Public Exhibition
FRIDAY 7th October between 7pm - 10pm
SATURDAY 8th October 12 (midday) - 5pm
in the church room

2016-09-01 21:46:12
LBNP
UPDATE LIST
Call for sites - August 2016

Applicant Location of site Details of proposal

Chris Loder Cyder farm, Brighton Road (Loder Plants) {Caterways
{Market Garden

Cisswood Hotel Cisswood Hotel Revised plans for Housing awaited

Nick & Carl Illes Sandygate Lane (East of Cisswood Hotel) Discussion document received

Michael Lewis Sandygate Sandygate Lane Land rear of Sandygate

RPR ( Architects) Cedar Cottage and land behind Cedar Cottage and land behind adjoining Trinity Fields

Steve Mills Land South of Church Farm Cottage (to include suggested possible extension to church car park)

Ken Eggleton Brighton Road 3 acre field Land west of/opposite the Old School, Brighton Road.

Michael Lloyd Brighton Road Land adjoining/behind the Old School.

Julian Slade {Land south of Built uparea of village (Church Close) Land south of Church Close -Possible 90 Houses and site for New School?
{Church Lane Industrial Estate Church Lane Industrial Estate- offered for housing development

Messrs Croxford, Murphy, Nicol & Tyler 3 Plots of land, Sandygate Lane Plots including the current houses and gardens & two fields. The Hawthorn- (2.6 Acres); Little Paddocks -(1.4 Acres) & White Gables (1 acre)

Gevin White Leechpond Cottage Land adjacent to Leechpond Cottage

Vikky and Tom Storey Land opposite Newells Farm House Proposed conversion of existing building to single Strorey, eco timber framed, building with separate garage.

Jennifer Ditchburn & Glenn Day, Land Behind Gardeners Cottage Rear of Gardeners Cottage, adjoining Trinity Fields

Mrs Pitchard Glayde Farm Corner of Handcross Road/Church Lane Land also to the rear of The Vicarage/Churchyard extension/ Hillview House/ Village Pantry/Brandywell/Homelea and Bede Cottage.

2016-08-30 19:19:32
LBNP
LBNP Working Party

The LBNP working party meeting to discuss the public exhibition in October will be in the
Church Room
at 7.30pm
on Wednesday 14th September.

Everyone is welcome

2016-08-29 20:20:23
Lower Beeding Parish council



Lower Beeding Neighbourhood Plan

‘ENGAGE’

Come along and help to shape the plan, and the future of the village.

Exhibition of proposed Development sites
Your opportunity to comment on the sites
Friday 7th October 7pm to 10pm &
Saturday 8th October between 12 (Midday) and 5pm
Here in the Church Room (car park at rear of church)

2016-08-29 20:19:29
Lower Beeding Parish council

‘Engage’ September Update

As advised in the August magazine article, the ‘call for sites’ has been collated and the list is below:

Although it has been advised before, it is important to underline that the inclusion as part of the ‘call for sites’ or more correctly ‘possible development sites’ is part of the process and the inclusion of sites does not mean that the sites put forward will be automatically accepted. In fact the discussion on which sites to include or exclude will now be open to comments by the residents of the village.

One of the ways for residents to make their comments known is by attendance at the public exhibition, at which the details of the proposed developments sites will be available. The exhibition will be held in the church room, at the rear of Holy Trinity Church, and will held on Friday 7th October between 7pm and 10pm and on Saturday 8th October between 12 (midday) and 5pm. (The car park for the church room is at the rear of the church and accessed via the entrance to the church/graveyard.) The Neighbourhood Plan process is proceeding and the statutory consultation with certain ‘statuary bodies’, is being undertaken by the consultants.

Please come along to the exhibition and let us know your comments on the ‘possible development sites’. We hope you will come along to the exhibition, but if you are unable to you may advise your comments either by writing to The Clerk to the Parish Council: Michael Tuckwell, 22 Blanches Road, Partridge Green, Horsham. RH13 8HZ or by sending an email to the NP email address: lbnp@lowerbeeding.com . It would be helpful if comments made by this means were received by Friday 14th October 2016.

Remember this is your chance to ‘ENGAGE’ in the Lower Beeding Neighbourhood Plan as “Together we can shape the future of the village.”

Geoff Peckham
Lead Councillor- Neighbourhood Plan – ‘Engage’
Lower Beeding Parish Council

Updates on the Lower Beeding Neighbourhood Plan (‘Engage’) as well as details of the Parish council meetings (normally the last Tuesday of every month, which are held in the Church Room at the rear of Holy Trinity Church, Lower Beeding) will be found in the Lower Beeding Parish Magazine (published monthly) and on the Lower Beeding Parish website: lowerbeeding.com - Parish Council meetings are open meetings to which the public are invited.

2016-08-29 19:58:42
Lower Beeding Parish council
Call for sites - August 2016

Applicant Location of site Details of proposal

Chris Loder Cyder farm, Brighton Road (Loder Plants) {Caterways
{Market Garden

Cisswood Hotel Cisswood Hotel Revised plans for Housing awaited

Nick & Carl Illes Sandygate Lane (East of Cisswood Hotel) Discussion document received

Michael Lewis Sandygate Sandygate Lane Land rear of Sandygate

RPR ( Architects) Cedar Cottage and land behind Cedar Cottage and land behind adjoining Trinity Fields

Steve Mills Land South of Church Farm Cottage (to include suggested possible extension to church car park)

Ken Eggleton Brighton Road 3 acre field Land west of/opposite the Old School, Brighton Road.

Michael Lloyd Brighton Road Land adjoining/behind the Old School.

Julian Slade {Land south of Built uparea of village (Church Close) Land south of Church Close -Possible 90 Houses and site for New School?
{Church Lane Industrial Estate Church Lane Industrial Estate- offered for housing development

Messrs Croxford, Murphy, Nicol & Tyler 3 Plots of land, Sandygate Lane Plots including the current houses and gardens & two fields. The Hawthorn- (2.6 Acres); Little Paddocks -(1.4 Acres) & White Gables (1 acre)

Gevin White Leechpond Cottage Land adjacent to Leechpond Cottage

Vikky and Tom Storey Land opposite Newells Farm House Proposed conversion of existing building to single Strorey, eco timber framed, building with separate garage.

Jennifer Ditchburn & Glenn Day, Land Behind Gardeners Cottage Rear of Gardeners Cottage, adjoining Trinity Fields

Mrs Pitchard Glayde Farm Corner of Handcross Road/Church Lane Land also to the rear of The Vicarage/Churchyard extension/ Hillview House/ Village Pantry/Brandywell/Homelea and Bede Cottage.

2016-08-12 16:07:35
Call for sites - August 2016

Applicant Location of site Details of proposal

Chris Loder Cyder farm, Brighton Road (Loder Plants) {Caterways
{Market Garden

Cisswood Hotel Cisswood Hotel Revised plans for Housing awaited

Nick & Carl Illes Sandygate Lane (East of Cisswood Hotel) Discussion document received

Michael Lewis Sandygate, Sandygate Lane Land rear of Sandygate

RPR ( Architects) Cedar Cottage and land behind Cedar Cottage and land behind adjoining Trinity Fields

Steve Mills Land South of Church Farm Cottage (to include suggested possible extension to church car park)

Ken Eggleton Brighton Road Land adjoining/behind the Old School. Two proposals.

Julian Slade {Land south of Built uparea of village (Church Close) Land south of Church Close -Possible 90 Houses and site for New School?
{Church Lane Industrial Estate Church Lane Industrial Estate- offered for housing development

Messrs Croxford, Murphy, Nicol & Tyler 3 Plots of land, Sandygate Lane Plots including the current houses and gardens & two fields. The Hawthorn- (2.6 Acres); Little Paddocks -(1.4 Acres) & White Gables (1 acre)

Gevin White Leechpond Cottage Land adjacent to Leechpond Cottage

Vikky and Tom Storey Land opposite Newells Farm House Proposed conversion of existing building to single Strorey, eco timber framed, building with separate garage.

Jennifer Ditchburn & Glenn Day, Land Behind Gardeners Cottage Rear of Gardeners Cottage, adjoining Trinity Fields

Mrs Pitchard Glayde Farm Corner of Handcross Road/Church Lane Land also to the rear of The Vicarage/Churchyard extension/ Hillview House/ Village Pantry/Brandywell/Homelea and Bede Cottage.

2016-08-12 16:05:31
Lower Beeding Council
L O W E R
B E E D I N G
N E I G H B O U R H O O D
P L A N
G R O W I N G
T O G E T H E R

Email: lbnp@lowerbeeding.com

‘Engage’ September Update

As advised in the August magazine article, the ‘call for sites’ has been collated and the list is below:

Although it has been advised before, it is important to underline that the inclusion as part of the ‘call for sites’ or more correctly ‘possible development sites’ is part of the process and the inclusion of sites does not mean that the sites put forward will be automatically accepted. In fact the discussion on which sites to include or exclude will now be open to comments by the residents of the village.

One of the ways for residents to make their comments known is by attendance at the public exhibition, at which the details of the proposed developments sites will be available. The exhibition will be held in the church room, at the rear of Holy Trinity Church, and will held on Friday 7th October between 7pm and 10pm and on Saturday 8th October between 12 (midday) and 5pm. (The car park for the church room is at the rear of the church and accessed via the entrance to the church/graveyard.) The Neighbourhood Plan process is proceeding and the statutory consultation with certain ‘statuary bodies’, is being undertaken by the consultants.

Please come along to the exhibition and let us know your comments on the ‘possible development sites’. We hope you will come along to the exhibition, but if you are unable to you may advise your comments either by writing to The Clerk to the Parish Council: Michael Tuckwell, 22 Blanches Road, Partridge Green, Horsham. RH13 8HZ or by sending an email to the NP email address: lbnp@lowerbeeding.com . It would be helpful if comments made by this means were received by Friday 14th October 2016.

Remember this is your chance to ‘ENGAGE’ in the Lower Beeding Neighbourhood Plan as “Together we can shape the future of the village.”

Geoff Peckham
Lead Councillor- Neighbourhood Plan – ‘Engage’
Lower Beeding Parish Council

Updates on the Lower Beeding Neighbourhood Plan (‘Engage’) as well as details of the Parish council meetings (normally the last Tuesday of every month, which are held in the Church Room at the rear of Holy Trinity Church, Lower Beeding) will be found in the Lower Beeding Parish Magazine (published monthly) and on the Lower Beeding Parish website: lowerbeeding.com - Parish Council meetings are open meetings to which the public are invited.

2016-06-13 18:36:14
Lower Beeding Council
As advised in the April magazine article, we have now collated the comments and have meet with the consultants and the next stage is to issue ‘a call for sites’.

It may be that the reference to ‘a call for sites’ may alarm some people but this is part of the process and by making the call or request for sites does not mean that sites put forward in respect of this request or those already known will be automatically accepted. In fact this is where the discussion on which sites to include or exclude begins and the conversations started as to the type of development which may or may not be acceptable to the residents. We will also be circulating the businesses in the village asking their opinion on their future requirements and other questions which will help us to make the plan, just that a plan for the village of the future.

As part of the ‘call for sites’, land owners are invited to contact us via the Neighbourhood Plan dedicated email: lbnp@lowerbeeding.com - Alternatively you are invited to write to the Parish Council Clerk: Michael Tuckwell, 22 Blanches Road, Partridge Green, Horsham, RH13 8HZ. We ask for full details of the land requesting to be considered and any relevant information as to the size of the site and the type of development which may be considered and the possible time span envisaged in the development. E.g. within five years or ten years or later. If any owner would like their land to be considered as undevelopable and be retained as ‘Green space’ then again we would like to hear from you. Please note all submissions should be made by the 30th June 2016

Although some volunteers have come forward, we are still looking for people to join the working party. If you are interested to be part of the Neighbourhood Plan Group, please submit your details to the Clerk to the Parish Council: Michael Tuckwell, 22 Blanches Road, Partridge Green, Horsham. RH13 8HZ or use the NP email address: lbnp@lowerbeeding.com Thank you.

2016-06-03 17:55:51
Lower Beeding Parish council
WORKING PARTY
Vision and objectives

Meeting on wednesday 8th June
at 7.30 in the Church Hall

Please come along and get involved in our Neighbourhood Plan

2016-04-28 20:36:12
Lower Beeding Parish council
LBNP Working Party meeting

Neighbourhood plan meeting is being held on tuesday 17th May in the Church Hall at 7.30pm

Please come along and get involved in the future of Lower Beeding

2016-04-12 20:03:26
Lower Beeding Parish council
CISSWOOD HOUSE HOTEL PLANNING

A meeting with the Cisswood House Hotel has been arranged for Tuesday 19th April in the Church Hall at 7.30pm
To discuss a possible future resubmission of their PA following the recent dismissal

Everyone is welcome

2016-03-31 19:59:22
Lower Beeding Parish council
CEDAR COTTAGE DEVELOPMENT

There is a presentation on Thursday 7th April in the Church Hall
at 7.30pm
PRP Apiyrchitects will present their Pre- Application for a development of 30 house at cedar cottage, sandygate lane.
All residents are welcome

2016-03-05 17:44:58
Lower Beeding Parish Council
The neighbourhood plan exhibition was well supported today, with the help of the tea, coffee and biscuits! Dont forget you still have time to voice your views on the future of the village. The exhibition will be open tomorrow - Sunday 6th March 2016 - 12-4pm at the Church Hall.

Please pop along and register.

2016-02-22 19:28:54
Lower Beeding Parish Council
NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN
‘OPEN EVENT’.
Saturday 5th March between 10am and 4pm
and on Sunday 6th March between 12pm and 4pm
in the Church Room (behind Holy Trinity Church)

Please come and make suggestions as to what you would like to included or excluded from the neighbourhood plan in terms of future development and amenities in the village.

2016-02-01 20:42:45
lower Beeding Parish Council
ENGAGE
LBNP MEETING
on Tuesday 9th February
at 7.30pm
in The Church Hall

The future of the village is in your hands please come along and get involved with 'Engage'


2016-02-01 20:34:32
lower Beeding Parish Council
'ENGAGE'
L O W E R
B E E D I N G
N E I G H B O U R H O O D
P L A N
G R O W I N G
T O G E T H E R


As reported in January Parish Magazine, the application submitted to Horsham District Council (HDC) that “Lower Beeding be a designated Parish for producing a Neighbourhood Plan.” was successful and we are now a designated parish.
Lower Beeding Neighbourhood Plan is quite a mouthful and it has been suggested that we use a subtitle, so the plan process will be referred to as a working subtitle of “Engage”. Why “Engage” because this is what the process is all about, engagement with the local community. So look out for updates on “Engage”.
The next stage, in the process is to start to gather evidence to formulate a plan. As part of this work we are asking the local community to submit their ‘Wish List’ for the future of the parish. Neighbourhood Plans become part of the Development Plan for the District, which includes the Horsham District Planning Framework (HDPF) The policies contained within Neighbourhood Plans are then used in the determination of planning applications. It must be stressed that Neighbourhood Plan policies cannot block development that is already part of the HDPF. What they can do is shape where that development will go and what it will look like.
The formal launch of the process will commence with an ‘Open Event’. This will take place during the weekend of 5th and 6th March 2016 in the Church Room (behind Holy Trinity Church) at which the community will be invited to come and make suggestions as to what they would like included or excluded from the plan in terms of future development and amenities in the village. The Open Event will be held on Saturday 5th March between 10am and 4pm and on Sunday 6th March between 12pm and 4pm.

Invitations will also be sent out shortly to interested parties who may have land or interests in land which may be offered as possible developments sites.

Volunteers are invited to be part of the Neighbourhood Plan Group, so please consider if you would like to take part. If you would like to be part of the group, please submit your details to the Clerk to the Parish Council:
Michael Tuckwell, 22 Blanches Road, Partridge Green, Horsham, RH13 8HZ.
Email: michaelanne@hotmail.co.uk.
Updates will appear in the Parish magazine, on the Parish Council website (www.lowerbeeding.com) and on the parish council notice boards around the village.
The future of the village is in your hands, please come along to the exhibition during the weekend of 5th and 6th March 2016 and be ‘Engaged’ in the process.
Draft Guiding Principles for the drafting of the Lower Beeding Neighbourhood Plan are set below, (we are grateful to Ian Shaw for the drafting of these principles,)

N.B. Please note that these are drafts only and are suggested for guidance and discussion during the formulation of the plan.

1. We understand that there is a natural need for growth in accordance with a growing population and a shortage of suitable accommodation for the community in Lower Beeding.

2. We are willing to support developments that are of a scale that does not materially change the character and feel of the village detrimentally. We feel that this translates into achieving a more organic, incremental, sustainable growth model for the village.

3. We feel that there is a need for a suitable mix of units with individual developments, in order to provide a variety of options from 1-4 bedrooms.

4. We feel that properties should be in keeping with the West Sussex vernacular and be rural in character and use (where possible) local materials.

5. We feel that community is important and any developments of significant scale should incorporate public/social space in order to encourage social cohesion and a sense of community. Community space could also support and encourage equestrian activities, both recreational and commercial

6. We feel that any development in the village should be supported by the appropriate infrastructure and we would support necessary improvement in utilities and where required schooling capacity.

7. We feel that road safety is a key concern and as such request that a review of the traffic management within the village is completed by the highway authority (WSCC Highways) and future development is considered with reference to the results of such a survey.



…. Key Question: What will the village of 2031 look like?

Geoff Peckham
Lead Councillor –Lower Beeding’ Neighbourhood Plan
Lower Beeding Parish Council

2016-02-01 19:57:39
lower Beeding Parish Council
LOWER BEEDING NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN

As reported in December Parish Magazine, it was agreed at the October Meeting that Lower Beeding Parish Council apply to Horsham District Council (HDC) that “Lower Beeding be a designated Parish for producing a Neighbourhood Plan.” The public consultation on this proposal ended on 22nd December.
What is a Neighbourhood Plan?
Neighbourhood planning is a right for communities introduced through the Localism Act 2011. Communities can shape development in their areas through the production of Neighbourhood Development Plans.
Neighbourhood Development Plans become part of the Local Plan produced by the local authority (HDC) and the policies contained within them are then used in the determination of planning applications. It must be stressed that the policies produced cannot block development that is already part of the Local Plan. What they can do is shape where that development will go and what it will look like.
Neighbourhood planning is one of the community rights, along with the Community Right to Build, Community Right to Bid, Community Right to Challenge and Community Right to Reclaim Land. (See the My Community Rights website for more information.)
How does it work?
The Parish Councils will lead on neighbourhood planning in their areas. The Local Planning Authority (HDC) is involved and will make decisions at key stages of the process, such as approving the neighbourhood area within which the Neighbourhood Plan will have effect. It will also organise the independent examination of the plan and the community referendum that is held at the end of the process.
The referendum is an important part of the process allowing those that live in the neighbourhood area to decide whether or not the Neighbourhood Plan, comes into effect or not. This is direct democracy and outlines the importance of working with the wider community and securing their support at an early stage in the process.
The formal launch of the process will commence with an exhibition (planned provisionally for the weekend of 5th and 6th March in the Church Room (behind Holy Trinity church) at which the village will be invited to come and make suggestions as to what they would like included or excluded from the plan in terms of future development and amenities in the village. There will be further updates and confirmation of dates in the Parish magazine, on the Parish Council website (www.lowerbeeding.com) and on the parish council notice boards around the village.
Volunteers will be invited to be part of the Neighbourhood Plan Group, so please consider if you would like to take part, details of how to apply will be circulated later along with details of the Exhibition.