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Angmering housing/commercial developments

Save Angmering Village (SAV) recently sent out a newsletter to interested villagers summarising what planning applications are currently pending with the planners at Arun and what is likely to be in the pipeline in the coming months.  Angmering Village Life thought that all villagers might be interested in seeing the current situation.

PLANNING APPLICATIONS 

Planning
Reference

Description

A/27/16/PL

  53 x care apartments (Broadlees Dappers Lane)

A/105/16/PL

  1 x flat with 5 No. car-barns below (Land at The Cottrells)

A/131/16/OUT

 
 9x one & a half storey houses including 3 affordable housing units (Land between   New Place Bungalow & Arundel Road)
 

A/135/16/PL

 
 3 x dwellings replacement of existing bungalow (Caretakers Cottage Angmering   School Greenwood Drive)
 

A/136/16/PL

 
 2 x 4 bed houses demolition of existing bungalow & erection of (The Backwoods Station Road)
 

A/142/16/OUT

 
 18 x dwellings  demolition of existing buildings & erection of (Merry England Nursery Dappers Lane)
 

Commercial / Leisure
A/77/16/PL

 
 Rustington Golf Centre: Leisure development consisting of 9 x 5 a side pitches, trampoline/laser tag centre, hotel, pub/restaurant, forest adventure kiosk, nursery, sub-station & associated infrastructure & car parking.
 

FUTURE PLANNING APPLICATIONS EXPECTED

26 August 2016

Twinning anniversary celebrations

The 40th Anniversary of Angmering Twinning Association is being celebrated this weekend (26 - 28 August) when French visitors from our twinned town of Ouistreham-Riva-Bella in Normandy come to Angmering. As you may have noted, many of the village shops have been decorated with the Union flag and the Tricolore, and you may already have seen the new commemorative planter on the Village Green.

There is an exhibition on the history and activities of the Association in both the Angmering Community Centre and Angmering Library from 22 - 30 August - opening hours according to those of the venue.

26 August 2016

Concerns for missing Angmering teenager

Police are concerned for Angmering teenager Peter Grimshaw (see photo right) who has been missing for several days. Peter, 17, was last seen at his home on Saturday (20 August) at 10.55am. It is believed he maybe in Brighton.
 
He is white, 5' 6", of slim build with sandy coloured hair and has a piercing in his left eyebrow. He was last seen wearing a black top, black Adidas trousers, black baseball cap and carrying a black Adidas bag.
 
PC Lee Franklin said: "Peter has some learning difficulties which makes him vulnerable and we are concerned for his welfare. If you have seen him or know where he is please contact us."
 
Email police on 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or ring 101 quoting serial 585 of 20/8. If Peter is in danger or in need of urgent medical attention please ring 999.

 UPDATE (26/8/16): Peter found safe and well in Brighton
25 August 2016

School's GCSE Results

GCSE results have improved for the third year running at The Angmering School.  55% of students gained at least 5 A* to C with English and Maths.

Ollie Charman, Ben Galbally, William Francis, Oliver Cayless, Jack Pankhurst, Harvey Bolton, Iona Collis, Chloe Price, Alyssa Alarilla, Angharad Collins, Louie Kavallares, Rebecca Merridue, Tom Penny and Grace Tapley all gained 8 or more grades A or A*.  For Ollie and Will, 9 of these were at A* and  Ben achieved 8 A* grades.

The Government’s new Progress 8 measure shows that Ellen Rose Charlesworth made the most progress in the year group in her time at Angmering, with her average results being more than 2.5 grades above expected.  Ben Galbally, Megan Randall and Molly Bridger averaged over 2 grades above expected.

David Brixey, Headteacher, said “I am very pleased with these GCSE results.  They represent another step forward for the school but more importantly they give great stepping stones forward for our students.  I am proud of their hard work and commitment.  I wish them well for their future studies and careers.”

25 August 2016

Angmering Planning Applications

A/149/16/T - Remove top growth of 1m & seasonal growth to sides to row of 16 Cupressus Leylandii & remove seasonal growth to row of 8 Cupressus Leylandii. Blue Cedars, 1 Blue Cedars Close. Applicant: Mr Evans.

A/150/16/PL - 4 No. rooflights to rear elevation & insertion of 1 No. ground floor window to rear elevation at Blaber House, The Square. This application affects the character & appearance of the Angmering Conservation Area. Applicant: Mr S Lee.

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 15 September 2016.

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 August 2016

School's A-Level Results

Students at Angmering Sixth Form are celebrating an excellent set of A level results this year with a 99.5% pass rate.  The proportion of entries that have gained A* to B was 41% with 75% gaining A*-C.

Students celebrating outstanding results include Arran Collis who gained 4 A* grades who will go on to study Natural Sciences at Cambridge, Bethan Williams and Adam Woodard who both gained 3 A* grades.  Bethan will study Medicine at Brighton and Sussex Medical School and Adam will study Physics at the University of Warwick.

In addition, very strong results were achieved by Matt Francis (A*AB and A* in extended project) Jake Gander (A*AAC) and Georgia Towson (A*AA and A*in extended project), with Matt moving on to study Law at the University of Sussex, Jake studying Maths at the University of Warwick and Georgia studying Geography and the University of Southampton.

AS results were also promising with particularly strong performances from Natalie Cleverly (AAA), Cameron Misson (AAB) Soham Shah (AAB).

There were also impressive achievements on vocational courses with Nick Pearce and Harriet Bond showing the way by achieving a Distinction*.

David Brixey, retiring Headteacher commented, “These are the best set of Sixth Form results for some years and are a just reward for the talent and hard work of all of our students.  Our sixth form thrives on its diversity and inclusiveness and we are proud of the achievements of all of our students.  We are also fortunate to have talented teachers who are very skilled at getting the best from our students.  I wish all of the students well as they move on to the next stage of their careers.”

19 August 2016

Angmering Planning Applications

A/133/16/HH - Replace hanging wall tiles with fibre cement weatherboarding at 11 Weavers Ring. Applicant: Mr G Balchin.

A/134/16/A - 4 No. internally illuminated fascia signs on front & side elevations. Next Retail, Unit 1, Manor Retail Park. Applicant: Next Retail. Readvertisement due to change in number & design of adverts.

A/135/16/PL - Replacement of existing bungalow with 3 No. dwellings (resubmission following A/20/16/PL). This application is a Departure from the Development Plan. Caretakers Cottage, Angmering School, Greenwood Drive. Applicant: Mr & Mrs D Shannon. Readvertisement due to amended description.

A/142/16/OUT - Outline application with some matters reserved for the demolition of existing buildings & erection of 18 No. dwellings. This application is a Departure from the Development Plan. Merry England Nursery, Dappers Lane. Applicant: Mrs Haggis.

A/143/16/HH - 2 bay oak framed barn at Copper Beech, Ham Manor Close. Applicant: Mr T Moseley.

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 8 September 2016.

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".

18 August 2016

Snippets from the Draft Minutes of Angmering Parish Council Meeting on 8 August 2016

Traffic Management Scheme
A meeting had now been held with WSCC Highways officers and County Councillor Urquhart, at which a number of possible alterations to the scheme had been suggested, in order to take into account the feedback received from the community following the informal consultation held in April. The suggestions made had met with a broadly positive reaction from WSCC’s officers. The outcome of the meeting was due to be reported on more fully at the forthcoming Highways SubCommittee meeting convened for Thursday 11 August 2016.

Community Centre Car Park
The lining work was now complete and the directional arrows had now been painted onto the surface. Attention now needed to be given to the landscaping works and to securing the perimeter of the car park against vehicular incursion onto the open space; this latter objective would best be achieved by continuation of the existing line of wooden dragon’s teeth posts along the car park edge, and quotations were in process of being obtained for the works to be carried out. Quotes for the works necessary to carry out the planting scheme drawn up to discharge the planning condition would be sought later in the year.

Telephone Box
There had been no further progress on this, but the Parish Council would continue to pursue this.

Speedwatch Scheme
The chairman reported: "Speed Watch is progressing well, along with several members of the team I have actually completed the first test. The practical is looming. Once this has been completed we will be able to start undertaking the Speed Watch on the road. If anyone else would like to join us please let the Parish Council Office know".

The full minutes of this meeting can be read here

12 August 2016

Angmering Planning Applications

A/111/16/HH - First floor extension over garage at Ham Green, North Drive. Applicant: Mr & Mrs Glaisyer.

A/136/16/PL - Demolition of existing bungalow and redevelopment of the site into 2 No. 4 bed houses at The Backwoods, Station Road. Applicant: Mr Gareth Gilat. This is a Departure from the Development Plan..

A/138/16/HH - Erection of detached timber framed carport & workshop prior the demolition of existing garage at Saddlers, High Street. Applicant: Mrs Highwood. This application affects the character & appearance of the Angmering Conservation Area.

A/140/16/HH - Removal of existing detached garage & erection of garage & two storey side extension (resubmission following A/153/15/HH). Cherry Tree Cottage, Station Road. Applicant: Byrne.

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 1 September 2016.

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".

12 August 2016

Ex-pupils' charrity match

Former pupils of The Angmering School and Littlehampton School will be playing a charity football match this Sunday (14 August) to raise funds for a food bank.  The match will be held at Angmering FC's ground in Decoy Drive (off Arundel Road) at 5pm. Everyone is welcome to attend and to donate anything ranging from tinned foods, jars of pasta sauce, biscuits, milk, sugar, fruit juice, and cereals.

12 August 2016

Epic playtime comes to Angmering!

Track Party is returning to Angmering again this summer. Children aged 2-12 can play with trains, cars and dinosaurs over the huge expanse of the main hall of Angmering Community Centre on Sunday 4 September (10am to 5pm).

There will be 6 session times:

Tickets: £6 per child, adults free. Book your tickets and session time using this link http://trackparty.co.uk/event/angmering

10 August 2016

Twinning anniversary celebrations

The 40th Anniversary of Angmering Twinning Association is to be celebrated when our French visitors from Ouistreham-Riva-Bella come to Angmering for the weekend of 26 - 28 August. The village will be decorated, and you may already have seen the new commemorative planter on the Village Green.

There will be an exhibition on the history and activities of the Association in Angmering Community Centre and Angmering Library from 22 - 30 August - opening hours according to those of the venue.

8 August 2016

Wonderful show in Village Hall

Last night’s (Sunday) performance by The Spinettes and Matthew Goodgame at Angmering Village Hall certainly left all those who attended on a high. Although the songs were from the 40s, 50s, and 60s, after the interval, the majority of the families, couples and friends attending - from 5 to 80 - were up on their feet singing and dancing along with the performers.

With the professionalism of the beautiful and harmonious Spinettes’ trio and Matthew Goodgame, the personable and excellent singer/compere, this really was the West End coming to Angmering and great value for money.  The humour from all the performers during and between songs helped light up the evening. It was also lovely to see most of the 5-7 year olds up on the floor dancing and thoroughly enjoying themselves.

During the interval and after the show, all the performers readily chatted to the audience - many of whom had their photos taken with them - and signed their Spinettes CD which was on sale with part of the profits being donated to The Alzheimer’s Society.

If the bad news was that you missed last night’s show, then the good news is that Matthew Goodgame and The Spinettes are considering putting on a Christmas-themed show in Angmering in December.  If that does come to fruition I will give you a bit of advice – reserve your tickets at the earliest opportunity as, after last night’s performance, I believe a Christmas show would be a sell-out.

8 August 2016

Angmering Planning Applications

A/121/16/HH - Construct retaining wall at Dovedale, West Drive. Applicant:  Mr M Staniforth.

A/131/16/OUT - Outline planning application with some matters reserved for 9 No. one & a half storey houses with
garaging, including 3 No. affordable housing units.
Land between New Place Bungalow & Arundel Road. Applicant: Mrs S Kirsan. This is a Departure from the Development Plan..

A/134/16/A - 4 No. internally illuminated fascia signs on front & side elevations. Newxt Retail, Unit 1, Manor Retail Park. Applicant: Next Retail.

A/135/16/PL - Replacement of existing bungalow with 3 No. dwellings (resubmission following A/20/16/PL). Caretakers Cottage, Angmering School, Greenwood Drive. Applicant: Mr & Mrs D Shannon.

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 25 August 2016.

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".

5 August 2016

The Spinettes - Coming to Angmering this Sunday 7th August!

The Spinettes were formed in 2010 and have since travelled the world performing at various different venues & events, such as No 10 Downing Street, Churchill War Rooms, The Shard, HMS Belfast, The Royal Academy, Goodwood, The Royal Festival Hall & London’s Covent Garden, as well as hundreds of weddings and private parties.  The Spinettes have taken the Sea by storm and have sailed the globe on many prestigious cruise lines with their very own show.

Their tight harmonies, sleek choreography and infectious personalities will be sure to impress any audience & leave you wanting more.

Joining them is West End leading man Matthew Goodgame who is currently playing alongside Sheridan Smith in Funny Girl at The Savoy in London’s West End.  He has played Danny Zuko in ‘Grease’, The Pharaoh in ‘Joseph & The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat’ and Greaseball in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Roller skating Spectacular ‘Starlight Express’ to name but a few!

They are joining forces to bring you some of their favourite hits from the 1940’s, 50’s & 60’s & plus a few show tunes too!  The Spinettes & Matthew Goodgame will be putting on their show on Sunday 7th August 2016 at 7pm (doors open 6.30pm) in Angmering Village Hall, Station Road.

Ticket prices: £10; Children under 16: £5. Tickets are available by phoning 07515 552491 or emailing thespinettes@hotmail.com .  Tickets are also available at the door (subject to availability).

The show promises to be something special and should appeal to people/families of all ages.  If you are in any doubt about this, go to The Spinettes website at www.thespinettes.co.uk and have a look at their promotional video and testimonials.  It is hoped that the people of Angmering and district will come and support this feel-good show.

 
 
 
1 August 2016

Snippets from the Draft Minutes of Angmering Parish Council's Housing, Transport and Planning Committee Meeting on 28 June 2016

Monterey Pine at Village Hall
Councillor Francis wished to speak in relation to application A/114/16/T. The remaining Monterey pine had been assessed for safety and had been reported as now being unbalanced by the removal of the remains of its counterpart, which had fallen in the gale on Whitsun Bank Holiday weekend. There was a risk that the remaining tree would topple into Station Road in high winds. There was therefore a considerable element of necessity for the works proposed from a safety perspective. Councillor Francis considered that both trees ought to be replaced with suitable species albeit not necessarily Monterey pines.

The full minutes of this meeting can be read here

30 July 2016

Angmering Planning Applications

A/125/16/PL - Application for removal of conditions 6 (surface water drainage), 7 (car parking spaces), 9 (roads, footways & casual parking), 11 (travel plan), 14 (broadband), 17 (landscape management plan), 18 (10% renewable/low carbon energy), 22 (surface water drainage), 24 (bins), imposed on planning permission A/122/12 for redevlopment of up to 195 dwellings with associated access, public open space & landscaping.   West End Nursery, Roundstone Lane. Applicant:  Mrs C Smith.

A/128/16/T - Crown lift by 2m to 1 No Monterey Pine tree at Old Pines, 28 East Drive.  Applicant: Mr A Price.

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 2016.

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".

30 July 2016

More roadworks in Angmering

UK Power Networks have advised that on 25 July they commenced installing a High Voltage electricity cable in Roundstone Lane and Nursery Road.  The work will take some 15 days.

These works involve excavations, reinstatement, cable installation and connection.. Their contractors will be trenching down the west side of Roundstone Lane and then alond the north side of Nursery Road to the junction of William Olders Road - presumably in the same place where the road has just been reinstated following the massive water pipe connection works!  At times there will be traffic lights in use to assist with the flow of traffic during excavations near junctions.

30 July 2016

Angmering Planning Applications

A/113/16/PL - Use of land for storage and distribution (B8 Storage or Distribution) & 3 No. storage containers. This application is a Departure from the Development Plan.  Land at Barn Farm, Dappers Lane Applicant:  Mr G Lister.

A/114/16/T - Fell 1 No. Monterey Pine tree at Angmering Village Hall. Applicant: Angmering Village Hall.

A/115/16/HH - Part demolition of existing garage & erection of two storey chalet extension with front & rear projecting dormers at Ashurst, Ham Manor Way.  Applicant: Mr S Colebrook-Taylor.

A/116/16/PL - Change of use from owners accommodation (C3 Dwellinghouses) to 2 No.  letting bedrooms (C1 Hotel) & office (B1(a) Business). The Lamb at Angmering, The Square. This application affects the character & appearance of the Angmering Conservation Area..  Applicant: Mr L Newbon.

A/117/16/L - Application for Listed Building Consent for the change of use from owners accommodation (C3 Dwellinghouses) to 2 No. letting bedrooms (C1 Hotel) & office (B1(a) business).  The Lamb at Angmering, The Square.  Applicant: Mr L Newbon..

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 28 July 2016.

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".

7 July 2016

Snippets from the Draft Minutes of Angmering Parish Council's Community, Leisure, Environment, and Wellbeing Committee Meeting on 29 June 2016

Provision of Health Services
Following on from the briefing that was given to all members by the Parish Clerk, earlier in the meeting, all members were informed that the Angmering Medical Centre were now no longer accepting new patients.

The full minutes of this meeting can be read here

7 July 2016

Community Film Show

The next film to be shown at Angmering Community Centre is "THE DANISH GIRL" [2015][UK15] at 7.45pm on Saturday 9 July- doors open at 7.30pm.

Starring: Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander. A fictitious love story loosely inspired by the lives of Danish artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. Lili and Gerda’s marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili’s ground-breaking journey as a transgender pioneer. poster

Tickets priced at £5 are available in advance from the Community Centre Office, Woodies News, Angmering Framing & Stitches, or at the door (subject to availability).

3 July 2016

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