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Dappers Lane

At the Angmering Parish Council meeting on 8 August, County Councillor Deborah Urquhart announced that Dappers Lane has now been made no entry from its northern end and that West Sussex County Council will be issuing a press release in this matter.

16 August 2022

Planning Applications

A/161/22/HH: Install carport. Walnut Cottage, Old Mill Lane.

A/163/22/A: Installation of 2 x internally illuminated fascia signs. Manor Retail Park, Unit 1 Rustington Bypass, Rustington.

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 2 September 2022.

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 2022

Housebuilder acts to save declining swift populations

As research reveals that swift populations have declined by 58% between 1995 and 2018, with the birds last year being added to the UK red list of conservation concerns, housebuilder David Wilson Homes has committed to protecting swifts at its developments across the country, including at Ecclesden Park in Angmering. The housebuilder has partnered with wildlife charity RSPB to develop a unique 'swift brick', the first custom-designed nesting brick for swifts that can be safely implemented into the fabric of homes at its new build developments.

The brick's innovative design responds to the loss of swift habitats across the UK, due to changes to roof design, the renovation of older properties and demolition of derelict buildings. To restore much-needed swift habitats in Angmering, David Wilson Southern Counties will install a total of 78 swift bricks at Ecclesden Park, on Water Lane, throughout the lifetime of the site.

These bricks form part of a new and widespread conservation movement, which has seen a total of 4,000 bricks introduced across the housebuilder's developments in the South East since 2016. Having now hit its goal of installing 4,000 swift bricks across all developments, David Wilson Homes has announced a new uprated target of 7,000 swift bricks to be installed by the end of 2025.

Every year the swift helps announce the arrival of summer as they complete a 3,400 mile migration journey to nest and raise their young in the UK. They are the fastest bird in level flight, reaching up to 69mph, and don't touch the ground for the first three years of their lives. Even after their early years, they only land to breed, continuing to eat, mate, and even sleep in the air. David Thomas, chief executive of Barratt Developments, said: "Swifts are such important birds and we are pleased with the 4,000 swift bricks we have installed so far. But, we have to keep on working hard with the RSPB to give these birds even more homes, which is why we are raising our target by another 3,000 swift nesting bricks, aiming to install some 7,000 in total in our homes across the country by 2025." The RSPB has also partnered with the Swift Local Network and charity, Action for Swifts, to develop Swift Mapper - a web and app-based platform that allows anyone to record swift activity and nesting sites. Records submitted to Swift Mapper help people to learn more about this iconic species and target conservation efforts. Swift Mapper is available for download on the App Store and Google Play Store or can be accessed online at https://www.swiftmapper.org.uk.

Kimberley Benson, Sales & Marketing Director for David Wilson Southern Counties, comments: "As we continue building homes, it becomes even more important to find creative methods to welcome wildlife into our new developments. Our flagship swift brick design is just one way in which we are working to create a home for nature at Ecclesden Park and will ensure swift populations have a home for the long term."

Currently available at the development is a selection of two-, three- and four-bedroom homes, with prices starting from £369,995 for a two-bedroom property. To find out more about David Wilson Homes, visit www.dwh.co.uk or call 0333 355 8499.

2 August 2022

McCarthy & Stone loses planning appeal

In a decision dated 26 July 2022, the Planning Inspectorate dismissed an appeal by McCarthy & Stone against the decision of Arun District Council to refuse planning permission for the above 33 apartments development, which also included a retail store and associated car parking on the old Chandlers garage site in Water Lane.

The Inspector found that the proposed development would be harmful to the character and appearance of the area and would cause less than substantial harm to the adjacent Grade II listed building (Eachways) and Conservation Area. Despite the fact that the Arun District Council could not demonstrate a five-year housing land supply, the Inspector found that the heritage harm was not outweighed by the public benefits of the scheme and provided a clear reason for refusing permission under paragraph 11(d) of the NPPF.

29 July 2022

Planning Applications

A/102/22/PL: 1 No new dwelling. This application is a Departure from the Development Plan and is in CIL Zone 3 and is CIL Liable as new dwelling. Land rear of Oakhurst House and Huntington House West Drive.Erection of a single storey rear extension. 4 Lavender Way

A/148/22/HH: Erection of a single storey rear extension. 4 Lavender Way.

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 18 August 2022.

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".

29 July 2022

Snippets from the draft minutes of Angmering Parish Council meeting of 11 July 2022

Angmering Flood Alleviation - APC had received confirmation that ADC and the developer Barratt David Wilson have agreed to divert the S106 money originally secured for the relocation of the Skate Bowl/BMX Track as this is now not needed. It will now fund the Angmering Flood Alleviation Scheme, rather than other projects in Arun, outside of Angmering..

Co-option for councillor vacancy- Cllr. N Hamilton-Street introduced Renee Hobson to the committee and thanked her for putting herself forward. After a short question and answer session Cllr. N Hamilton-Street advised the committee that it was now time to take a vote to decide if Renee Hobson should be co-opted. The question was asked, all raised their hands in agreement and Renee Hobson was officially co-opted. Cllr. N Hamilton-Street then advised that there would be an induction plan and advised that the office would be in touch. The Acceptance of Office form was signed by Renee Hobson and she was asked to join the meeting as a councillor, which she did.

The full Minutes can be read here

22 July 2022

Planning Applications

A/147/22/HH: Single and two storey extension and internal alterations. 30 Merryfield Crescent

A/153/22/OUT: Outline application for development of the site to provide up to 20 dwellings with all matters reserved (except for access). Broadlees, Dappers Lane

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 11 August 2022.

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".

22 July 2022

Snippets from the draft minutes of Angmering Parish Council's CLEW Committee meeting of 29 June 2022

Traders' Evening/Memory Tree Event - Cllr A. Evans explained that the local traders were all on board to go ahead with the Memory Tree event on Friday 2 December, although the vets were unable to attend. He also explained that work on the A259 would be finished, and this may affect the traffic for that evening. A long discussion then took place with the logistics of the road closures and potential access to hotel guests and placement of attractions. It was suggested that the APC office should perhaps contact all affected residents to explain all activities taking place including any road closures.

A.I.B. Tree donation -A discussion took place regarding where to plant 3 donated trees given to A.I.B from the Jubilee Fund. A representative from A.I.B explained that the planting of the trees concerned them as the trees needed to be planted soonerratherthan later. Cllr N Hamilton-Street explained thatthe APC office team would apply to WSCC for a license so planting could take place as soon as possible. Cllr Reigate then read out a list of ideas of where the trees could possibly be planted. Action: APC office to pursue the planting of the 3 trees with WSCC on the area opposite the Blue Star Roundabout.

Angmering Amble (10 September) - Cllr R Evans advised that he had received more funding from the Audi dealership and now had £450.00 in total to spend. It was reported that Juna had expressed an interest to take part in the event and the Rugby Club, as already advised, would put a game on to attract more people. It was suggested that all councillors go all out and really advertise this event alongside the Rugby Club. As with all events APC will advertise the event via social media, in the All About Angmering magazine and with posters placed in our noticeboards and office window..

Litter Bins in Mayflower Park - The quotes were discussed again at length and Cllr Bicknell proposed quote 3 and this wasseconded by Cllr R Evans. However Samantha Fraser then said that ADC Cleansing had been contacted and they would check to see if they had any bins in their yard that they would be able to supply to us for no fee. The Councillors agreed to wait until a response from ADC had been received.

St Nicholas Garden - A conversation ..... took place regarding the overgrown shrubbery in St Nicholas Gardens, and that it needed to be tidied up. Cllr A. Reigate asked for ideas. Cllr N. Hamilton-Street commented that she had been approached by the Youth Offending Service and that they should be contacted to help with the overgrown foliage as an annual maintenance plan needs to be in place.

The full Minutes can be read here

13 July 2022

The Stone Room - a personal review from the editor

We made our first visit to The Stone Room last Thursday but made a bit of a mistake in not booking. Fortunately we managed to get the last table which was outside. As luck would have it, it was a fabulous sunny evening and we welcomed sitting outside under the yellow/white awning with a glass of Shiraz - very continental! A carafe of water came as standard. The staff seemed to have been trained to the same standards as their sister restaurant, The Lamb opposite - polite, friendly, immaculately turned out, and efficient.

We shared the cheesy garlic bread and chutney as a starter - this was effectively an Italian-style small cheese & garlic topped pizza which was very nice. How people like their pizzas is, of course, very subjective. My main course was one of my favourites, the cinque formaggio pizza - about 10" - which, personally, was one of the best I have had and my wife's short rib cannelloni, served piping hot in a cast iron dish, with garlic bread was delicious. For a dessert, we shared a portion of the creamy raspberry cheesecake and a fruit ice cream scoop which was exceptional.

For a restaurant that has only been open for one week, this was impressive. Well done to the owners and the staff - a real asset to Angmering. However, do make an advance booking, especially in the evenings.

13 July 2022

Planning Applications

A/130/22/HH: Single storey side and front extensions. 49 East Drive

A/131/22/HH: Conversion of an existing attached garage to residential accommodation including installation of 1 x rear dormer. The Honey Pot, Honey Lane

A/137/22/HH: Erection of single storey detached garage and shed and installation of new boundary wall and fence. 30 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 21 July 2022.

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".

1 July 2022

New Restaurant opens

After 9 months in planning and construction, The Stone Room opened in the village centre yesterday (Wednesday). The restaurant specialises in pizza and pasta dishes but will be offering other dishes (viz. antipasta, salads, sides, desserts) as well, plus a cocktail bar. Owner of both The Lamb and The Stone Room, Lee Newbon said: "This is a new venture for us and although we are very experienced in offering hospitality, we have a totally new staff at The Stone Room. The team will be under the control of Managing Partner Martin Newbon and our excellent General Manager Gemma Mason. We are excited, in our kitchen, to welcome the services of Head Chef, Elliott Barber and Sous Chef, Michael Harrison who are both very knowledgeable pizza chefs. They have been working hard in our new modern open kitchen and have created some wonderful menu options. We also welcome Danny and Louie who join us as shift supervisors. In addition we are so pleased to welcome back to the team Sadie Phal who is so well known for her long period of service as one of our senior team at The Lamb and whose experienced as a senior supervisor at The Stone Room will be invaluable."

Lee added: "There is still some wall decoration to be finished and this will be undertaken over the next few weeks."

A full menu will be displayed on their Facebook and Instagram pages, as well as their website when it becomes live. For the first week they will display their menu at the front of our premises. It should be noted that bookings will not be possible through their social media pages or messaging services.

Opening hours are Tuesday to Sunday 12noon to 9pm. They will be closed on Mondays. In the near future they plan to open 7 days a week, offer fabulous breakfasts at weekends and eventually introduce a pizza take away service. Bookings can be made on 01903 770685.

Angmering Village Life wishes The Stone Room, its management, and staff, every success with their new venture.

30 June 2022

A259 Update

The latest update this week now says that there have been some small delays in the construction of the A259 widening, and completion is not now anticipated until early December 2022. A West Sussex County Council spokesperson said: “The A259 is a strategically important corridor for utilities, with high-pressure gas mains, trunk water mains, lots of telecoms cables and high-voltage electricity power lines. These works could only be done by the utility companies themselves, and so a large part of the job has been co-ordinating and facilitating these activities”. The council said ‘much of this apparatus was ageing’ and ‘needed to be moved and replaced’ outside of the footprint of the new road.

30 June 2022

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