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Planning Applications

A/263/21/HH: Single storey rear extension. 3 Ashmead 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 3 February 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".

14 January 2022


(St Margaret's at night © Bill Barwell, 2021)


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

Public Toilets - Cllr. N Hamilton-Street advised that the Clerk continues to pursue the only viable option which is located next to the Southern Water site near the village square and will report back once there is an update.

Bramley Green Cycle Path - Cllr. Urquhart also reported that ..... the cycle path re-surfacing repairs needed in Bramley Green were now approved and work is hoped to be starting in the New Year.

The full Minutes can be read here

24 December 2021

Planning Applications

A/258/21/T: 1 No. Oak tree (T1) - Crown reduce all over by 2-3 m maximum (back to points of previous reduction), with a finished height of approx. 10-11 m, and spread of approx. 5-6 m. Crete House, The Beeches, Dapper's 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 16 January 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".

23 December 2021

Housebuilder supports Community Fridge

Fundraising to keep a refrigerated delivery van on the road for the Littlehampton Community Fridge has been supported with a £500 donation from David Wilson Homes this month. The housebuilder, who is currently building its Ecclesden Park development in Angmering (south of Water Lane), has pushed fundraising up to the halfway mark to keep the van running during the festive period.

The Littlehampton Community Fridge donates surplus food supplies to residents in need in the Littlehampton and surrounding district, with the van being a vital part of its operations. The organisation aims to reduce food waste by providing excess food to individuals and families that are struggling to make ends meet this Christmas, and the van is used regularly to pick up some of the donations from supermarkets. In addition, the van takes food to Angmering, Rustington and East Preston as part of its 'Fridge on Tour' initiative.

Kimberley Benson, Sales and Marketing Director for David Wilson Southern Counties, comments: "We believe the Community Fridge is a great way of reducing waste while supporting families who need a bit of help during this expensive time of the year. We are really pleased to help cover the costs of the refrigerated van this Christmas, which we hope will go some way to helping keep the much-needed service on the road."

Sarah Renfrey from Littlehampton Community Fridge comments: "We are expecting to be incredibly busy over the festive period, especially with the prices of many key ingredients for Christmas dinners having risen significantly, almost as much as 25%. The van is very important to us as it is crucial to helping us pick up and deliver food to those who need our services. We thank David Wilson Southern Counties for its generous contribution towards keeping our van on the road over Christmas."

If you would like to find out more about Littlehampton Community Fridge, please visit: https://littlehampton.info/item/littlehampton-community-fridge/.

David Wilson Southern Counties is currently building a selection of homes at Ecclesden Park in Angmering, where a collection of three and four-bedroom homes are available. Prices start from £434,995 for a three-bedroom home. For further information about David Wilson Homes, or the new homes available at Ecclesden Park, please visit www.dwh.co.uk or call 0333 3558 499.

21 December 2021

Big Fry - temporary closure

Big Fry in The Square has announced that their last day of trading before Christmas will be Thursday 23 December. They will not be opening again until the end of January as they will be undertaking major work to give Big Fry a total re-fit.

17 December 2021

Planning Applications

A/229/21/HH: Erection of single storey side extension. (This application may affect the character and appearance of the Angmering Conservation Area and a Listed Building). The White Lodge, Rectory Lane.

A/230/21/L: Erection of two storey side extension. (This application may affect the character and appearance of the Angmering Conservation Area). The White Lodge, Rectory Lane.

A/249/21/PL: Single storey extension to rear of existing Out of Bounds building. Out of Bounds Building, Rustington Golf Centre, Golfers Lane.

A/250/21/PL: Installation of 11 No 6m solar lamp columns along the path through Mayflower Park. Mayflower Way.

A/253/21/OUT: Outline planning application with all matters reserved for the erection of 1 No bungalow dwelling with off street parking and private amenity space. Land between 32 Downs Way and 2 Ambersham Crescent.

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 9 January 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".

17 December 2021

Developer donates tree saplings and bulbs to village school

David Wilson Homes is once again encouraging children in Sussex to think about taking a more sustainable approach to Christmas this year. The housebuilder is building new homes at its Ecclesden Park development in Angmering and has donated 120 replantable Christmas tree saplings to pupils at St Wilfrids Catholic Primary School in Arundel Road, Angmering.

The campaign is set to highlight David Wilson Homes' own approach to sustainability, having committed to becoming the first housebuilder to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040, and to building net zero carbon homes by 2030, with the housebuilder committing to purchasing 100% of its operational energy from renewable sources.

Pupils will be able to take home their sapling trees to be enjoyed for many festive seasons to come and will serve as a reusable alternative to single use cut or plastic trees. The campaign serves as a timely encouragement for children and families to think about how everyone can take small steps towards protecting the environment, and reduce waste during the gift-giving season.

Research reveals that 90% of children are now spending more time outside since the first lockdown started, highlighting the increasing importance of outside spaces for mental wellbeing as well as for physical activity*. With this in mind, David Wilson Homes has additionally donated a selection of daffodils, tulips and other bright flower bulbs to St Wilfrid's Catholic Primary School,about 10-15 minutes' walk away from the housebuilder's Ecclesden Park development on the south-east side of Water Lane that extends up to the rear of The Spotted Cow PH.

With regard to the tree saplings Miss Carless, Headteacher at St Wilfrids Catholic Primary School, said: "We must strive towards a more sustainable lifestyle, and we welcome this donation from David Wilson Southern Counties to help our children do their bit to become greener. It's a very festive take on sustainability, as we look forward to seeing the children's trees grow!". On the bulbs she added "We are really happy to have been involved in this hands-on project from David Wilson Southern Counties, and it has ensured the children are outside enjoying the fresh air and contributing to their playground. We all now have to be patient after the children's hard work and look forward to seeing them bloom next year!".

Kimberley Benson, Sales and Marketing Director for David Wilson Southern Counties, commented: "Taking a more sustainable approach as we build new homes remains our top priority and it is something we are acting on now. This is the second year we have run this festive campaign at schools near our developments and it serves as a reminder to make more environmentally considerate options. The campaign aligns with our own sustainability targets, including a 29% reduction of carbon emissions by 2025. We hope the children and their families enjoy planting and caring for their trees". Turning to the donation of the bulbs she said: "As a sustainable housebuilder, we aim to help local school children learn how to provide habitats for local wildlife that are going to remain for many future generations when looked after. We are glad that the children enjoyed planting them, and we hope they bring colour and encourage further wildlife to the school's outdoor space in the forthcoming spring."

David Wilson Southern Counties is building these new homes at Ecclesden Park in Angmering, just 1000 metres from St Wilfrids Catholic Primary School. Once complete, the development will feature a number of sustainable measures including bat boxes, swift bricks, wildflower meadows, and EVCP charging points on selected properties. Currently available is a selection of three and four-bedroom homes with prices starting from £434,995 for a three-bedroom home. They have a sales office situated on Weavers Hill.

For further information about David Wilson Homes or the new homes available at Ecclesden Park, please visit www.dwh.co.uk or call 0333 3558 499. They also have a sales office situated on Weavers Hill.

13 December 2021

Lighting in Mayflower Park

Residents, particularly those living on Bramley Green, will be interested to learn that Angmering Parish Council have submitted a Planning Application (No. A/250/21/PL) for the installation of eleven 6m solar lamp columns along the path through Mayflower Park.

11 December 2021

Angmering Parish Council

From Monday 13 December, Angmering Parish Council Office will be closed until further notice and staff will be working from home as a result of the Government's implementation of Plan B to contain the Covid-19 virus. You can still get in touch with the Council by phoning 01903-772124 (answering machine outside office hours) or emailing admin@angmering-pc.gov.uk.

11 December 2021

Village shops - changes

From Monday 13 December, Angmering Village Greens hope to open their new greengrocer's shop at Bank Chambers in The Square, previously occupied my Margeaux David, the glassware shop.

In January, Lee Francis Flooring Ltd - carpets and other floor coverings - will be opening in The Square at the shop previously occupied by Tea in the Square.

Approx at Easter 2022, The Stone Room - a pizza & pasta restaurant managed bt The Lamb, will be opening in The Square in the shop previously occupied by Angmering Framing & Stitches.

9 December 2021

The rainbow bench

Further to our news item of 19 November, the beautiful sculptural rainbow bench was duly unveiled this afternoon (Wednesday 24th) on land next to the Community Centre.

The rear of the bench contains a panel (see photo below) with a history of the project, the sponsors, and interprets its symbolism. Part of the text states: "The rainbow, dog and sunflower all symbolise hope. The experience of sitting on the bench, or interacting with the sculpture, is intended to bring comfort and joy to all ages. If you feel lonely, sitting next to the dog could make you feel better".

24 November 2021

Unveiling of sculptural bench

Angmering’s new sculptural bench, an innovative public art project involving students from The Angmering School, artist Tim Ward and Littlehampton engineers, will be unveiled on land east of the Community Centre on Wednesday, 24 November at 2.30pm..

The design, featuring a large rainbow and a friendly dog was created by year-nine students Lily, Ruby and Safiya and interpreted by Tim, a proclaimed public artist and founder of Circling the Square. The Sunflower, Dog & Rainbow Bench was the winning design, as voted by the public and assessed by parish councillors, representatives from Pallant House Gallery and the youth arts charity Artswork.

19 November 2021

Planning Applications

A/223/21/HH: Erection of single storey rear and side extension following the demolition of existing conservatory. 38 East Drive

A/227/21/OUT: Outline application with all matters reserved (except access) for the erection of 7 no. residential dwellings, vehicular & pedestrian access, with all matters reserved except for access. This application is a Departure from the Development Plan (Countryside). Wilmington, 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 2 December 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".

19 November 2021

Autumn images of St Margaret's

These autumnal photos from St Margaret's churchyard have kindly been sent to me by Bill Barwell.

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The photo of the tower from directly underneath is particularly interesting as beneath the window there is a datestone for 1507 written in Latin. It is an abbreviation of "Anno domini milesimo quingentissimo septimo". The tower was erected by the Bridgettine Order of Syon House, Isleworth. The Bridgettine Order, or more correctly The Order of Our Most Holy Saviour, was founded by St Bridget of Sweden in the 14th Century.

1 November 2021

Tea in the Square - Angmering Village Greens

This afternoon (Thursday), Angmering Village Greens issued the following statement:

Shop Update
It is with deep regret that we must inform you all that we will no longer be going into no. 2 The Square due to factors beyond our control. This is unfortunate but we hope to have a stall or shop elsewhere in the future and are exploring alternative avenues. Thank you for continuing to support us, it means a lot. Nicole & Nic.

We are so sorry for Tea in the Square owners, Anne-Marie and Helen, that the sale of the lease did not proceed and for their resultant substantial losses.

28 October 2021

Public Exhibition

Rydon Homes and Gleeson Land would like to invite you to an exhibition of their proposals for Land North of Water Lane, Angmering on 3rd November 2021 at St Margaret's Church Hall, Arundel Road, Angmering between 2pm and 8pm.

The development already has outline planning consent. The purpose of the exhibition is to get your feedback on the proposed house designs, roads, footpaths, public open spaces and landscaping. If you are unable to attend and would like to access an electronic version of the exhibition boards, please email: waterlane@lukenbeck.com

26 October 2021

Planning Applications

A/213/21/HH: Single storey side extension. Little Thatch, North Drive.

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 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".

26 October 2021

Village road works

Roadworks are planned in the central village area - principally The Square and Water Lane - from Monday 18 October 2021 to Monday 25 October 2021. Access onto High Street from Water Lane will be blocked. 4 way traffic lights will be in place and some parking bays will be suspended during the works. The village centre therefore is likely to see serious traffic congestion and lengthy delays during the daytime especially. However, all the shops will remain open during this period despite the reduced parking.

15 October 2021.

Snippets from the draft minutes of Angmering Parish Council's meeting of 11 October 2021

Mayflower Park Lighting - The Clerk talked through the supporting paper and confirmed that a grant to undertake the works had been awarded by the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner The amount of the awarded grant is £41.5k. She advised quotes for installation of the lighting were being sort along with various different options – options include having lights on timers, solar lighting, low level lighting, lighting activated when movement is detected etc., a decision on what would be best will be required when all quotes had been received. This will be brought to the next full council meeting when all information has been gathered.

The full Minutes can be read here

15 October 2021

Snippets from the draft minutes of Angmering Parish Council's CLEW Committee meeting of 29 September 2021

Fred Rowley Awards - Name Board - Cllr. L Hamilton-Street explained his thinking about wanting to keep the award winners in the publics memory and thought this could be a way to do so. A discussion then followed. Various locations were considered as well as what form the name board should take i.e. name bricks, or maybe a piece of art work which could be added to with the names of new winners was mentioned.

Angmering Revealed & Angmering Art Project, - Cllr. A Evans commented on the name and that it was well thought out and that he had witnessed lots of people talking about the event and how well it had been received. Cllr. A Evans then commented about the path leading to the sculpture that was unable to be revealed at the event. He updated the committee on his conversation with the artist. The Committee Clerk commented that the path installation was due to commence w/c 4th October.

Flicks on the Pitch - The Committee Clerk reported back to the committee the dates that the Rugby Club could offer for this event. After discussion it was agreed that Saturday 30 July was the preferred date. Action: Contact Rugby Club to reserve Saturday 30 July for Flicks on the Pitch. Further discussion then took place regarding how the event should be run. The preferred option is the APC pay for the cost of the screen package which includes the film hire and the rest is covered by the Rugby Club. This would mean that APC have no part in the actual running of the event. RESOLUTION: Cllr. N Hamilton-Street PROPOSED that APC should pay for the screen hire package only and that APC have no part in the actual running of the event. Cllr. R Evans SECONDED and All AGREED

Memory Tree & Christmas Carols - The Committee Clerk explained that there were a few options for dates for this event and after discussion it was agreed that Friday 3 December was the preferred option. Also discussed was a choir to sing at the event, what food and beverage could be offered and the type of bauble to place on the tree for a memory to by written on it.

Christmas Trees for the village - The Committee Clerk talked through the tree for the village square and the tree for the APC office which was subsequently agreed. RESOLUTION: Cllr. L Hamilton-Street PROPOSED that APC should accept the quote supplied for a 16ft tree for the village square and small tree for the APC Office. Cllr. M Jones SECONDED and All AGREED.

Discussions then took place regarding APC supporting the purchase of 21 small trees for shops around the Village Square and in Downsway. It was agreed that the village looked amazing last year with the trees that were put up and it would be great if this could be improved on for this year. RESOLUTION: Cllr. N Hamilton-Street PROPOSED that APC should offer 21 shops a £30 contribution towards the cost of one wall mounted Christmas tree. Cllr. M Jones SECONDED and All AGREED.

Queen's Jubilee 2022 - Cllr. A Evans commented that he felt that APC should act as a facilitator only and not to be responsible for any actual events, all agreed. Action: Start to ask questions regarding what the pubs etc. have got planned and on what dates. Action: Contact ADC to ask how they will be managing requests for street parties.

The full Minutes can be read here

15 October 2021

McCarthy & Stone plans rejected

Proposals by McCarthy & Stone to build a retirement complex in the location of the old Chandlers BMW site in Water Lane have been refused by Arun District Council (Planning Application No. A/110/21/PL). The reasons given are:

1) The proposed development fails to provide on-site affordable housing and fails to provide robust viability evidence for the provision of affordable housing off-site by way of a commuted sum of a proportionate sum (i.e. more than £50,418), in conflict with policy AH SP2 of the Arun Local Plan and the National Planning Policy Framework (2021).

2) The residential development comprises a density of 75 dwellings per hectare which constitutes over-development of the site, with insufficient on-site vehicle parking and cycle parking provision. There would be less than substantial harm to the Angmering Conservation Area and 'Eachways' Grade II Listed Building but the public benefits of the proposed development do not sufficiently outweigh the harm caused to these Heritage Assets due to the over-development of the site; and the scale, massing and appearance of the proposed building would appear bulky, out of scale and out of keeping with the character and appearance of these Heritage Assets. Consequently, the proposed development is contrary to Policy D DM1, Policy D SP1, Policy H DM2(d), Policy HER DM1, Policy HER SP1, Policy HER DM3 and Policy T SP1 of the Arun ocal Local Plan, Policy EH1, Policy HA3, Policy HD2, Policy HD4, Policy HD5, Policy HD6, Policy HD7 and HD8 of the Angmering Neighbourhood Plan, the National Planning Policy Framework (2021), the Arun Design Guide, the ADC Parking Standards SPD and Sections 66 and 72 of the Planning (Listed Building and REPORT_1011(ODB)

9 October 2021

Planning Applications

A/193/21/L: Listed building consent to remove existing stud wall in breakfast room and return wall to its original position to with a new stud wall to form a new shower room (including toilet and basin). Dormouse Cottage, The Square

A/197/21/PL: Change of use of vacant retail shop to restaurant to include the installation of new kitchen extraction system, AC condensers, new windows, awning, planters. This application affects the character & appearance of the Angmering Conservation Area & is in CIL Zone 2 (Zero Rated) as other development. Angmering Framing & Stitches, The Square

A/198/21/A: 1 No externally illuminated fascia sign & 1 No non illuminated hanging/projecting sign on front elevation. Angmering Framing & Stitches, The Square

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 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".

01 October 2021

News Archive

Contains Angmering News since January 2005


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