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Planning Applications

A/184/21/PL: Construction of a weir upstream of the culverted road access to the Land South of Water Lane Development, Angmering as Phase 1 of the Angmering Flood Alleviation Scheme. This application is subject to an Environmental Impact Assessment & is in CIL Zone 1 & is not CIL Liable as other development. Land South of Water Lane

A/190/21/PO: Application to enter a deed of variation to s106 dated 7/3/19 in order to modify the definition of Green Infrastructure, Mortgagee in Possession clause and off-site highway works clause. Land South of Water Lane

A/176/21/HH: Erection of single storey rear extension. Arlington, The Thatchway

A/192/21/T: Crown lift 1 No. Turkey oak (T1) to 7m. Field House, The Thatchway

Observations on this/these Application(s) must be received by The Head of Planning Services, Arun District Council, The Arun Civic Centre, Maltravers Road, Littlehampton, West Sussex BN17 5LF by 14 October 2021.

To see applications, plans, design statements, etc, type the Application Reference Number (such as those above) into Arun District Council's "Application Search Facility ", click on the Search button, and click on the hyperlink reference when selected application is returned - then select "Documents".

25 September 2021

Tea in The Square to close - Angmering Village Greens to open

It is with great personal sadness that Tea in the Square have today announced that they have sold the teashop and will be closing their doors in a couple of weeks' time (date to be confirmed soon).

Anne-Marie and Helen opened the teashop in January in January 2016 and in their announcement they said: "We have absolutely loved our time in Angmering, our customers have been amazing, loyal and supportive throughout the 6 years that we have been in the village and we are sad to say goodbye, but we are excited to move on with other plans and projects that we both have for the future. We are still baking everyday so please pop in to say goodbye before we go. We are aware that there are still a few gift vouchers that were issued last Christmas that need to be used so please book in to redeem them before we close.

This afternoon, Angmering Village Greens have announced that they are now delighted to inform local residents that they have successfully negotiated the lease of 2 The Square in Angmering Village (the Tea in the Square shop). They are hoping to be open by the end of October! In a statement they said: "We have built a wonderful family business over the last 3 years and we are both ready to commit our futures to you all in the heart of Angmering and surrounding areas. We have already built some fabulous working relationships and we cannot wait to meet you all in person as we feel the last three years have felt a little 'virtual' at times."

21 September 2021

New Development - Ecclesden Park

Many Angmering residents will be aware of the present activity south of Water Lane where a bridge over the Black Ditch stream is currently being constructed. In a press release issued today, David Wilson Homes have provided more details of their development to be known as Ecclesden Park. The new homes will launch off-plan this Saturday 25th September. A sales office, with small adjoining car park, has opened off the eastern side of Weavers Hill.

David Wilson Southern Counties is set to bring a selection of 122 private and 53 affordable two, three and four-bedroom homes to the village, with the first show home due to be unveiled in Spring 2022. The first residents are expected to move into their new homes next summer.

The homes at Ecclesden Park have been built with sustainability in mind, with a select number of properties offering access to electric vehicle charging points as well as benefitting from photo voltaic (PV) panels. Each property has been sensitively designed, featuring attractive layouts and plenty of clever hidden features including energy efficient technology throughout, large windows to encourage natural light and generously proportioned rooms with well-planned storage solutions.

A number of the properties will house integrated custom-design swift bricks and sparrow nest boxes, with the wider site also home to several hedgehog highways and tawny owl and kestrel nest boxes.

Kimberley Benson, Sales & Marketing Director for David Wilson Southern Counties, comments: "Angmering is one of West Sussex's best kept secrets. Set on the edge of the desirable South Downs National Park, and just a short drive from the coast, this development is expected to be popular with local residents and buyers looking to escape to the country. We are already seeing plenty of forward requests from buyers hoping to reserve their interest at the development ahead of the launch. Ecclesden Park will offer a range of homes for buyers at every stage of the property ladder, and we look forward to seeing our first residents move into their new homes."

A selection of the properties will be made available to purchase using the Government-backed Help to Buy scheme, which will enable first time buyers to purchase a property priced up to £437,600 at Ecclesden Park with just a five per cent deposit.

Located on the edge of the South Downs National Park and just a short drive from the beach, Ecclesden Park will offer buyers the best of a rural lifestyle, with both country and coastal pursuits available to residents. The development itself is located just a short walk from Angmering's high street, which is home to amenities including a post office, a shop, butchers, and a selection of pubs and cafes.

To find out more about David Wilson Homes or Ecclesden Park, visit www.dwh.co.uk or call 0333 355 8499.

21 September 2021

New Restaurant and bar for village centre

The management of The Lamb in Angmering has this afternoon made the following announcement:

"There have been a number of questions asked in the Lamb recently about Angmering Framing and Stitches and if we are going to take the premises over now Pat and John have retired after serving the village so well for so many years. We replied to all that we were considering opening a Pizza and Pasta restaurant on the site if we could negotiate a satisfactory lease and obtain planning permission. We are therefore pleased to announce that recently we agreed a lease for the premises and this week our Architects submitted our planning application to ADC for consideration. The application can be found by visiting the Arun District Council's website, going to planning applications and putting in the planning reference A/197/21/PL. Here you will find the layout of the new restaurant Name plate and the frontage.

The restaurant if planning is passed will be called THE STONE ROOM. The decor will be rustic with one wall being Sussex flint stone. Stone baked pizza's will be standard.

So what about the restaurant? What are the village to expect? Let us list for you some points that should answer most of your questions. THE STONE ROOM will be under the management of The Lamb at Angmering senior team headed by Martin Newbon the Managing Partner and Gemma Mason our General Manager. We will offer a competitively priced menu selection including Stone Baked Pizza and Pasta dishes along with a variety of toppings and sides. We shall offer various starters, homemade puds and an ice cream bar with a good selection. There will be options for Vegans and for Vegetarians.

We shall also be open at weekends and possibly Fridays for 'Breakfast in the Square'', offering a full English breakfast plus smoked salmon and scrambled eggs along with other breakfast goodies. There will also be a full 'take away' service. The Stone Room will be a 'walk in' restaurant, no bookings, only special events such as childrens afternoon birthday party's. At busy weekends you would arrive, if we were full you would place your name on a wait list and ask you to take a drink at the bar. For Children, we shall offer a children's menu along with ice cream choices and healthy soft drinks. We shall also provide some pasta dough for the children and some tools to play with whilst waiting for their lunch or dinner. We shall also look at the possibility of offering birthday packages for groups of children and birthday cake in the afternoons. We shall offer the kids an ice cream service in the summer from our 'ice cream cornet bar' stopping off at our entrance and buying one or two scoops!

The bar will be well stocked supplying cocktails, wines, beers, soft drinks, coffee and teas. The Pizza oven will be on display in the restaurant along with the chefs in an open kitchen. It will, we think, be a restaurant Angmering can be proud of.

If planning permission is obtained our aim will be to start the build almost immediately. The build will take at least 4 months, the building is old and a significant amount of upgrading is needed. If you think the Village would benefit from our proposal we would be most grateful if you would support us on the ADC planning website with a short note of approval. If you wish to object you can also lodge your objection."

17 September 2021

Snippets from the draft minutes of Angmering Parish Council's meeting of 13 September 2021

Fred Rowley Awards - The council were unable to decide an outright winner and therefore wanted to recognise all nominees as winners of the award. The winners were:

The Angmering Medical Centre & Volunteers at the COVID vaccination centre. The whole team have worked tirelessly for the village and neighbouring villages under extreme pressure during the covid crisis. Seven members of the team came along to accept the award with two standing up to say a few words.

Amanda ‘Sparkles’ Phillips For her amazing hard work and caring in the community supporting struggling families with her Sparkles food parcels as well as many other fundraising projects.

Rita Williams and Geoff Gibbs Both have worked tirelessly on the village’s behalf regarding the objections for both Herons Farm and the South of Water Lane developments. They have been recognised for their exceptional level of dedication and diligence. Mr Gibbs paid tribute to the work that Rita Williams had done..

Cow Lane - A member of the public wanted to comment on the newly resurfaced Cow Lane and how impressed he was, he thanked APC for arranging for this work to be undertaken.

Community Grant Applications - An application for a grant had been received from 4 Sight Vision Support for £250 for running costs. A discussion took place regarding the application. After discussion it was agreed by all that a grant of £250.00 should be given.

The full Minutes can be read here

17 September 2021

Planning Applications

A/166/21/T: Remove large branch of 1 No. London Plane tree (T54) approx 3m above ground level leaning towards neighbouring property. Land adj to 12 Quiet Waters Close.

A/185/21/HH: Erection of single storey rear extension. 9 Furzefield Close

Observations on this/these Application(s) must be received by The Head of Planning Services, Arun District Council, The Arun Civic Centre, Maltravers Road, Littlehampton, West Sussex BN17 5LF by 7 October 2021.

To see applications, plans, design statements, etc, type the Application Reference Number (such as those above) into Arun District Council's "Application Search Facility ", click on the Search button, and click on the hyperlink reference when selected application is returned - then select "Documents".

17 September 2021

Coming Soon - Angmering Revealed

Here's an event for your diary. Angmering Village Life will be having a stall in the marquee, so do come along and visit us, see our old village photos, or have a chat about village history or families.

Clubs, Groups and Associations taking part: Angmering In Bloom, Community Land Trust, Angmering Twinning Association, Angmering Business Network, Angmering Cycling Club, WI Village, St Margaret's Church, Time Seekers (Archaeological Team for St. Nicholas Gardens), Immanuel Church Angmering, Angmering Parish Council, Angmering Village Hall, Angmering Library, Angmering Village Life, Baptist Church, The Angmering School, Cancer United, Angmering Rainbows, Brownies & Guides, Angmering Yarn Bombers, The Fridge, Cubs & Scouts, Community Police Support Officers, Slimming World, The Village Stage, Artswork, Angmering Camera Club, Worthing Rugby Club, Angmering Rotary Club.

9 September 2021

Roadworks through Angmering

As most residents will be aware, traffic conditions have been a nightmare through the village over the last 6 weeks and particularly difficult over the last week after traffic lights have failed or have got out of sequence. The next two weeks are hardly likely to improve as the road will be dug up through the village centre to connect the Water Lane and Station Road sections and the installation of a conduit through which power and other cables will be passed at a later date. Notification has been given that the work will then proceed down North Drive from 20 September for a period of 4 weeks.

8 September 2021

Poppy Club

The Poppy Club is starting its meetings again following the Covid-19 restrictions over the last 18 months. The first meeting will be held at Angmering Village Hall in Station Road at 2.30pm on Thursday 23 September.

8 September 2021

Planning Applications

A/170/21/HH: Single storey front and single storey rear extension. Culverden, The Thatchway

A/173/21/T: Fell 3 No. Conifer trees. Tara, Ham Manor Close

A/178/21/HH: Conversion of garage to habitable use, hip to gable loft conversion with 1 x rear dormer and alterations to openings/fenestration. 2 Weavers Croft, Weavers Hill

Observations on this/these Application(s) must be received by The Head of Planning Services, Arun District Council, The Arun Civic Centre, Maltravers Road, Littlehampton, West Sussex BN17 5LF by 23 September 2021.

To see applications, plans, design statements, etc, type the Application Reference Number (such as those above) into Arun District Council's "Application Search Facility ", click on the Search button, and click on the hyperlink reference when selected application is returned - then select "Documents".

3 September 2021

Snippets from the draft minutes of Angmering Parish Council's CLEW Committee meeting of 25 August 2021

Angmering Revealed & Angmering Art Project, Saturday 25 September - The Committee Clerk talked through the arrangements and what had been achieved so far including confirmation that 27 groups had already confirmed their attendance. She also asked councillors to volunteer to deliver leaflets and post about the event on Facebook.

Queens Jubilee 2022 - Cllr. A Evans suggested asking all stall holders at the Angmering Revealed event taking place at the Community Centre on Saturday 25 September 2021 what plans they had, if any, for this celebration as APC could help promote their event. Cllr. A Evans volunteered to keep a log of who had been asked and what they were proposing to do

Angmering Village flower & Produce Show - Cllr. Reigate gave an update and advised that a committee had been formed and the first meeting would be taking place on Thursday 26 August at 7pm.

Repair to Russet Play Park - Cllr. N Hamilton-Street commented that the Russet Play Park was well used and due to this the repair should go ahead. She also commented that this park should be put at the top of the list for refurbishment when this was possible, all agreed. RESOLUTION: Cllr. L Hamilton-Street PROPOSED that the expenditure, £3,106.38 plus VAT, was agreed. Cllr. N Hamilton-Street SECONDED and ALL AGREED.

The full Minutes can be read here

27August 2021

Planning Applications

A/169/21/PL: Construction of a new access to serve existing agricultural use and proposed residential development. This site is in CIL Zone 5 and is Zero rated as other development. This application is a Departure from the Development Plan. Land South Of Littlehampton Road and East of Worthing Road

A/168/21/PL: Erection of 76 No. dwellings, means of access, public open space, play areas, associated infrastructure & landscaping. This application is a Departure from the Development plan, is in CIL Zone 5 and is CIL Liable as new dwellings & affects a Public Right of Way. Land South Of Littlehampton Road and East of Worthing Road. (Redrow Homes)

Observations on this/these Application(s) must be received by The Head of Planning Services, Arun District Council, The Arun Civic Centre, Maltravers Road, Littlehampton, West Sussex BN17 5LF by 17 September 2021.

To see applications, plans, design statements, etc, type the Application Reference Number (such as those above) into Arun District Council's "Application Search Facility ", click on the Search button, and click on the hyperlink reference when selected application is returned - then select "Documents".

27 August 2021

Snippets from the draft minutes of Angmering Parish Council's meeting of 9 August 2021

Green Waste Club collections - A discussion took place regarding Green Waste / Brown Bins as councillors were very concerned over the amount of missed collections and promises not being upheld. Cllr. L Hamilton-Street had concerns over costs of the service not being provided and why APC residents were not getting the service they are paying for. Cllr. N Hamilton-Street explained that she had written a letter to Cllr. Shaun Gunner, Leader of the Council and Conservative Group for ADC regarding this and was still waiting for a reply.

Golf Centre and Planning Consultant - The Clerk advised that Rustington Parish council were willing to share the costs relating to the planning application concerning the Land at Rustington Golf Centre.Cllr. Reigate PROPOSED that APC would move £3,000.00 into Professional Services to engage the services of a professional planning consultant. Cllr. Harris SECONDED and ALL AGREED.

The full Minutes can be read here

13 August 2021

Planning Applications

A/158/21/HH: Erection of single storey front and rear extension. Locksley, North Drive

A/159/21/PL: Continuance of use without compliance with condition 3 imposed under A/110/05/ relating to hours and number of children for outside use/play. Mill House Croft, Angmering Day Nursery, Station Road.

Observations on this/these Application(s) must be received by The Head of Planning Services, Arun District Council, The Arun Civic Centre, Maltravers Road, Littlehampton, West Sussex BN17 5LF by 3 September 2021.

To see applications, plans, design statements, etc, type the Application Reference Number (such as those above) into Arun District Council's "Application Search Facility ", click on the Search button, and click on the hyperlink reference when selected application is returned - then select "Documents".

13 August 2021

Unveiling of St Nicholas Information Board

The St Nicholas' Gardens archaeology information board was unveiled this morning (Wed 11 August) by Julia Phelon, chairman of Angmering in Bloom Association. Some 50 people from the village attended the ceremony. Amie Friend from the Worthing Archaeological Society, who led the excavations of the site in 2015, then gave a short talk on the overall findings followed by a walk around the site giving information on specific areas of the dig. Apart from members of Angmering in Bloom, members of Angmering Parish Council and Angmering Heritage Trust - major contributors to the project - also attended.

A copy of Worthing Archaeology Society's report on the 2015 excavations can be found on their website at https://www.worthingarchaeological.org/angmering.html

11 August 2021

Planning Applications

A/147/21/L: Listed building consent to paint all external white walls to cool grey & change front door colour to lnchria blue. Waterton House, Arundel Road.

Observations on this/these Application(s) must be received by The Head of Planning Services, Arun District Council, The Arun Civic Centre, Maltravers Road, Littlehampton, West Sussex BN17 5LF by 26 August 2021.

To see applications, plans, design statements, etc, type the Application Reference Number (such as those above) into Arun District Council's "Application Search Facility ", click on the Search button, and click on the hyperlink reference when selected application is returned - then select "Documents".

6 August 2021

News Archive

Contains Angmering News since January 2005


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