Angmering Village Life
A/84/18/HH - Two storey rear extension & single storey side extension at 23 Arundel Road. Applicant: Ms Clay.
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 19 July 2018.
It was standing room only on Monday evening (27 June) as more than 110 people attended a meeting to hear about draft plans by Angmering Parish Council to jointly develop (with Landspeed Homes) the former 'Chandlers' site in a multi-million pound 'Community Hub', including a business centre (including new parish council office), toilets, shop, parking, community garden and 19 new homes.The proposal was discussed at Angmering's Annual Parish Meeting, at St Margaret's Church Hall, along with a question and answer session covering traffic issues, parking, housing, food shop provision in the village, flooding, support for existing traders and the impact on neighbouring properties. A draft model and plan (see below) were also on display.
Villagers were urged to give their feedback on the scheme, which would see the derelict, central site developed by the parish council and Landspeed Homes, to ensure that it met the needs of local residents.
Angmering Parish Council Chairman John Oldfield said: "We believe that what we are proposing will be of long-term benefit to the village and the people that live in it. What we need now is feedback from villagers and we are asking them to let us know what they think of the scheme."
Angmering resident Nadine Hammond said: "I'd like to see the village centre grow and to keep it viable. I think opening a better food shop on the site would only be good for the village. It certainly wouldn't stop me supporting the smaller traders also. I think it would help as people would park there, do their shopping and then use other shops". Judging from the comments made, it is estimated (by the Editor of Angmering Village Life) that about half of those who attended were in favour while the other half expressed some concerns. Many of those concerned with the proposed development lived in the Water Lane and Cumberland Crescent/Road area who understandably were worried about traffic, parking and noise.
District Councillor for Angmering Andy Cooper said: "This is a unique opportunity for Angmering - give your views over the next few weeks as it will shape the future of the centre of your village. The parish council is trying to deliver something which is unique - not just for Angmering, but for West Sussex". The proposal has also drawn backing from West Sussex County Council leader Louise Goldsmith.
Dozens of questionnaires were circulated during the meeting to provide people with an opportunity to share their views, and Landspeed Homes' planning consultant David Neame and parish council members were on hand to answer questions about the project.
If the plan goes ahead, it will feature a mixed development of houses and apartments to be designed to blend with the conservation style of the area. The new business centre would also house the parish council office, allowing the existing offices at the Corner House in The Square, to be sold to help finance the scheme.
The development would also be funded through parish council reserves and a capital boost from the Mayflower Way affordable housing scheme. The remaining sum would be funded with a loan, to be covered by income from the new business centre, additional council tax from new homes, the use of reserves and further savings. As a result of decisions made by the parish council, its precept, which forms part of people's council tax bill, will not need to be increased to fund the scheme.
Green fingered pupils at St Margaret's Primary School in Angmering have been given a helping hand from CALA Homes. The award-winning housebuilder has provided the school with a donation of a gardening kit to encourage more children to get outdoors this spring. The school received gardening tools and accessories, including spades, trowels, forks, leaf and soil rakes, and gloves.
Liseanne Broomhead, Gardening Lead at St Margaret's Primary School said: "We are thrilled with this kind donation from CALA Homes which is a great way to get the children more involved in gardening. Children can learn new skills, have fun and develop self-confidence by spending time in the garden which is something we actively encourage. This new equipment will help get the children engaged with the school gardens as well as create a more attractive environment for everyone to enjoy."
Nicki Dennis, sales and marketing director for CALA Homes (South Home Counties) said: "Creating beautiful places to live is at the heart of what we do and gardens can play an important role in our sense of wellbeing. We hope this donation will create great opportunities to help inspire the younger generations to get involved and develop a passion for gardening. We're delighted to be able to support St Margaret's Primary School and hope the children enjoy using the new equipment."
CALA Homes' Cresswell Park development, situated in Roundstone Lane, Angmering, offers a collection of two, three, four and five bedroom semi-detached and detached homes, and one and two bedroom apartments.
Sussex Police are carrying out an on-line survey to ascertain people's views and perceptions on how they believe the police are performing. As Angmering residents, you can provide your own feedback on how well you think the police are performing in this area and express any concerns you may have. To carry out the survey, go to https://www.sussex-pcc.gov.uk/get-involved/public-consultations/
Due to the current Clerk moving away from the area, Angmering Parish Council is seeking a new Parish Clerk a leader and strategic thinker, with the ability to form great relationships and partnerships; an experienced manager, diplomat, persuader and negotiator; and with a passion for Angmering and its community. You will look to build on the Council's success as an outward-looking, progressive Council, as well as grasping new opportunities to enhance the community. The ideal candidate will possess a strong academic background, the Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA), significant experience in a management role, knowledge of local government structure and functions, and a flexibility to work during evenings and weekends. However, if the successful candidate does not hold the CiLCA qualification, they will be expected to obtain it within 1 year of taking post; their salary will then move to the substantive banding. In return the Parish Council can offer a competitive salary, the highly valued Local Government Pension Scheme, and flexible working hours.
Closing Date: 06/07/18
Work Place: Parish Council Office
Hours: 37 per week
Rate of pay: NJC (SLCC) LC3 Substantive (CiLCA) SCP (43-47) £39,002 £42,806 NJC (SLCC) LC3 Non-substantive SCP 40 £36,153
Interview: Week beginning 23rd July 2018
For more information and an informal discussion, contact Parish Council Chairman, Councillor John Oldfield 07850 731894 or email email@example.com The application form and job details are available on www.angmeringparishcouncil.gov.uk
Angmering Parish Council is proposing to transform the former Chandlers site in a multi-million pound Community Hub including a business centre, toilets, shop, parking, community garden and 19 new homes. To ensure that the derelict site is earmarked for the benefit of local residents, the parish council wants to work in partnership with Fareham-based developer Landspeed Homes.
Angmering Parish Council Chairman John Oldfield said: This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for us to secure this village centre site as a much-needed community resource. The Angmering Neighbourhood Plan focused on ensuring that the core of the village was strengthened and maintained and we believe that this development offers the perfect way to achieve this. Parishioners have constantly stated the desire for the village to have good public toilet facilities and opportunities for local fledgling businesses to develop and grow within the community. We also want to provide opportunities for outreach programmes and improved social interaction for all age groups via designated drop-ins. The plan also enables the creation of a large food retail store on the land and the developers are in advanced discussion with a retailer. We will, of course, be canvassing opinions as to what the parishioners would like to see included during the consultation period.
The proposal will be discussed at the villages Annual Parish Meeting, at St Margarets Church Hall , Angmering at 7pm on June 25. Questionnaires will be circulated during the meeting to provide people with an opportunity to share their views and Landspeed planning consultant David Neame and parish council members will be on hand to answer any questions about the project.
If the plan goes ahead, it will feature a mixed development of houses and apartments to be designed to blend with the conservation style of the area. The new business centre would also house the parish council office, allowing the existing offices at the Corner House in The Square, to be sold to help finance the scheme. The development would also be funded through parish council reserves and a capital boost from the Mayflower Way affordable housing scheme. The remaining sum would be funded with a loan, to be covered by income from the new business centre, additional council tax from new homes, the use of reserves and further savings. As a result of decisions made by the parish council, its precept, which forms part of peoples council tax bill, will not need to be increased to fund the scheme.
Works have been progressing on the section of Roundstone Lane between The Birches and Brougham Grove, this will continue into the following week and is due to be completed on Thursday 14 June 2018. A road closure on this section will be in place for the last day (14 June - note change from originally planned date of 12 July 2018). This section is taking longer than previously programmed whilst West Sussex County Council take the opportunity to provide additional improvements to correct some footway and carriageway defects at this location.
Works are expected to progress to the section of Roundstone Lane between Lindfield Close and Bramley Way on Friday 15 June 2018 through to Monday 25 June 2018. Works will be undertaken mostly using temporary signals with a road closure planned for 1 day on the lsat day, Monday 25 June 2018.
Works are programmed under temporary signals on Roundstone Lane between High Street and The Chantrelles between Tuesday 26 and Friday 29 June 2018.
Works on High Street between The Avenalls and Roundstone Lane are programmed under a road closure for 1 day on Monday 2 July. Please note the change in programme date for this section.
The final phase of works will be on High Street between Hillside Crescent and Weavers Ring on Tuesday 3 July 2018 and will require a road closure for this day.
This will complete the Civil Engineering works for the scheme, please note that some lining and surfacing elements may be undertaken beyond this date, though efforts will be made to deliver these earlier where possible.