Angmering Village Life
The Hair Gallery on Stubbs Hill in the High Street will close shortly but it will be replaced by "The Barbers Lounge" primarily, but not exclusively, a men's barber's shop providing a range of superior services from hair and beard cutting to facial treatments. The new shop is due to open on 10 March. The owners already have a sucessful barbers' shop in East Preston called "Shortcuts Barbers". They also have a website at www.shortcutsbarbers.com which will give some indication of the services which they will be providing in Angmering.
Stuart Goodwill (Senior Planning Manager) and Darren Kennett (Senior Technical Manager) of Barratt David Wilson (BDW) attended a meeting of Angmering Parish Council on 9 February and offered to answer queries arising from the development works under way in Roundstone Lane.
Construction Vehicle Cleaning. Councillor Francis, chairman of the Parish Council, noted that although measures were supposed to be in place to ensure that vehicles leaving the site would either be cleaned or would pass through a wheel-washing facility, the amount of mud deposited on Roundstone Lane would suggest that some vehicles are not going through the wheelwash. This is unsightly and a safety hazard. Mr Goodwill confirmed that he would look into this. A road sweeper was regularly deployed and a wheelwash was in place.
Vehicles driving through village. A member of the public noted that construction vehicles were supposed to be routed away from the village conservation area, but were nevertheless passing through it on a regular basis. Mr Kennett noted that BDW needed to know about these incidents and asked that details (registration numbers and so forth) be provided.
Drainage. In response to a question from Councillor Harris as to whether BDWs applications took account of what other applicants were doing on neighbouring sites regarding drainage, Mr Goodwill noted that West Sussex County Councils drainage engineers were comfortable with what was proposed. All BDWs applications fitted in with the Masterplan, including Pound Nursery.
Sales. Councillor Verrinder asked what interest there had been so far and how much of it had been from the local area. Mr Goodwill indicated that there had been significant interest in the development, but as to how much of this had come from the local area, he did not have precise figures to hand, but could obtain these. Mr Goodwill and Mr Kennett indicated that off-plan sales would commence around Easter 2015, following completion of the show homes and the sales and marketing suite.
Pound Nursery Site. Mr Goodwill confirmed that BDW had now secured the Pound Nursery site and had submitted the revised planning application for 46 dwellings to which the Parish Council had, as he was aware, objected. Councillor Susan Francis referred to the new application in respect of Pound Nursery and the increase in proposed new dwellings to 46 from the original 36 and wished to know how the new application complied with the Masterplan. Mr Goodwill noted that market research undertaken by BDW indicated that local residents favoured a larger number of dwellings with fewer bedrooms, and that this was consistent with housing numbers as provided for in the Masterplan. Mr Goodwill confirmed that there would be 2 off-street spaces for each 2- bed property, and a garage for most 3-bed properties. He also confirmed that there would be 9 affordable homes on the Pound Nursery site 5 x 2-bed, 4 x 3-bed. These would be split 80:20 in favour of shared ownership as against affordable rent.
Pound Place Site. Councillor Trott asked whether BDW would now proceed to acquire Pound Place. Mr Goodwill noted that there were no current plans for this; the present owners of Pound Place had price aspirations that were felt to be unachievable.
On a proposal from Councillor Bicknell, seconded by Councillor Graham, it was unanimously AGREED that Roger Phelon be co-opted to the Parish Council.
BMX Track & Skatebowl
Due to the illness of the company owner of DT Leisure, this had not taken place when it was expected to. The earliest start date being given was now April. The Clerk intended to push for a firm start date and would report back when this was obtained..
Parish Council Elections - May
The Chairman noted that the Clerk was arranging an open afternoon and morning from mid-day Friday 20 March 2015 through to mid-day on Saturday 21 March in the village hall to encourage prospective councillors to take part in the elections. The nomination forms would be available on the day and people would be offered assistance to complete them. Councillors were requested to confirm that these arrangements were satisfactory and to offer a time or times at which they could be available to talk to attendees and discuss what being a councillor entailed.
The preferred provider was currently working on a presentation of his proposals, based on a brief given a month ago. Councillors would be consulted when this had been received.
New Community Action Plan and Projects
On a proposal by Councillor Bicknell, seconded by Councillor Oldfield, it was unanimously AGREED that a new Committee be formed to take forward the Community Action Plan as published, and to deal with other Parish Council projects. On a proposal by Councillor Francis, seconded by Councillor Verrinder, it was unanimously AGREED that the new Committee shall have a minimum of 4 councillor members at all times. On a proposal by Councillor Francis, seconded by Councillor Graham, it was unanimously AGREED that the new Committee shall have the power to co-opt members of the public in relation to specific matters as thought fit. Following brief discussion, it was unanimously AGREED that the Councillor members of the Committee shall be Councillors Turner, Verrinder, Oldfield, Phelon and Graham.
The full minutes of this meeting may be read by clicking here
A/165/14/PL - Conversion & extension of existing garage/barn to form 1 No 2 bedroom dwelling with garages. This application affects the character & appearance of the Angmering Conservation Area & affects the setting of a Listed Building. Littleworth House High Street. Applicant: MR Thomas.
A/174/14/HH - New vehicular access at Cocoa Cottage, 6 Arundel Road. Applicant: Mr J Gill.
A/5/PL - New industrial building (Unit 35b) for B1 -Business/B8 - Storage or Distribution purposes. Relocation of existing site managers offices.The Vinery, Arundel Road. Applicant: Mr M Coleman.
A/11/15/L - Application for Listed Building Consent for remedial works to chimney stack & part regularisation of replacement windows & porch door & boiler flue penetrations. Minor internal works to en-suite bathrooms. Church Farm House, Rectory Lane. Applicant: Brathwaite & Co.
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 12 March 2015.
Two burglars in their 20s wearing light coloured hoodies used a pick-axe to smash a patio door at a house in Station Road just before 9.30am on Monday morining (16 Feb). However, their attempt to gain entry was interupted by the home owner and they left the scene empty-handed. Police have said that the two men were of big build with one of the men having dark wavy hair and a darker complexion. Witnesses or those with information about the crime are requested to call the Police on 101, quoting serial 0281 16/02/15.
After a successful end of season awards presentation for 2014, Angmering Cricket Club is planning for the 2015 season.
The club ended the 2014 season on a high, beating Lancing Manor by 144 runs, the club's best result for many years. The club recorded 9 victories over the season, including local victories over Littlehampton and Arundel Grasshoppers, and were competitive in the majority of fixtures. Leading the awards for the 2014 season was Paddy Chapman who claimed the 'best batsman award', scoring over 500 runs at an average of over 40. Adam Rider claimed the best bowler award with 17 wickets, whilst Glen Lovegrove won most improved player and Harry Hughes claimed performance of the season for his maiden fifty as his side chased down 202 to beat Lindfield. The awards demonstrated yet again the club's commitment to supporting and providing junior players with a platform to play competitive cricket.
The club has confirmed the majority of their Sunday fixtures for 2015 and are due to start pre season indoor nets at Littlehampton Community College in March. The club has a number of next fixtures against the likes of Warnham, Ashling and Southwick Wanderers, whilst retain long running fixtures against Aldwick, Rodmell and Preston Park. The club is keen to add new faces and is welcoming new players of all abilities and ages to join - please contact Jim Hughes on 07778 493241 for more details.
Angmering Cricket Club would like to thank its sponsors; David O Jones, Chandlers Worthing, Projects Abroad, and Holmes & Company estate agents, whose support has helped contribute to the club's ongoing success.
A/9/15/DOC - Application for approval of matters reserved by condition imposed under A/143/14/L relating to Condition 2 - window joinery at White House Cottage, High Street. Applicant: Mrs A Shepard
A/171/14/PL - Extension to the current PE store. This application affects the character & appearance of the Angmering Conservation Area. St Wilfrid's RC Primary School, Arundel Road. Applicant: Mrs Jan Smith
A/8/15/T - Fell 1 No. Quercus Ilex tree at Kalyvaki, Mulberry Hollow. Applicant: Mr C Samothrakis
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 5 March 2015.
East Preston Parish Council has commissioned a traffic study to identify possible improvements to pedestrian safety, and reductions in traffic congestion, at Roundstone Level Crossing. The results of the study have now been published and the proposals are available for public consultation until 16 March 2015. The study can be found here . Comments should be sent to East Preston Parish Council at email@example.com
As far as Angmering residents are concerned, the proposals seek to permanently close Roundstone Lane to all southbound traffic from the east end of Downs Way to the junction with Old Worthing Road, 45m to its south. This would mean that only northbound traffic would be able to use that small section of Roundstone Lane. All southbound traffic from the Roundstone roundabout could only travel as far as Downs Way. Additionally, traffic travelling west along Old Worthing Road would no longer be able to turn right into Roundstone Lane or access Downs Way. There is one immediately noticeable error in the Report - a drawing shows the No.9 bus route currently using the Old Worthing Road.
Below is a photo of the newly created entrance to Swanbourne Park and is situated opposite the Flint Cottage "build-out" at the north end of Roundstone Lane.