Cuadrilla – Lower Stumble Update

Cuadrilla has prepared a new planning application which will be submitted to West Sussex County Council next week.    The new application will cover the same scope of work as the previous planning permission (May 2014): to flow test the existing well, plugging the well with cement and fully restoring the site.

Please click on the link below to view the letter sent by Cuadrilla to Balcombe residents.

Cuadrilla Residents’ Letter Oct 17

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The District Plan

Mid Sussex District Council is now consulting on its proposed ‘Main Modifications’ to the emerging District Plan.
Main Modifications are changes to the plan that the Inspector considers are necessary to make the plan legally compliant. At the last Hearing held by the Government’s independent Planning Inspector into the District Plan in July, Inspector Bore indicated that he was content that all issues raised had been fully debated. While he was satisfied that MSDC could demonstrate that it had a five-year Housing Land supply, he asked the Council to look at a number of options to make the supply stronger.
MSDC has now explored a range of options and has proposed a further strategic allocation at Hassocks for an additional 500 homes, including affordable housing. This includes a primary school and associated infrastructure improvements.
Garry Wall, Leader of Mid Sussex District Council said, “An agreed District Plan, with a five-year rolling housing supply, means that we are significantly less vulnerable to developers pursuing speculative developments. Finding larger sites means we stand a better chance of delivering affordable housing and securing investments in roads, schools and leisure facilities that we know communities need. We will do all we can to ensure that these strategic sites also contribute to improving infrastructure and facilities for local people”.
The consultation period runs between Monday 2 October and Monday 13 November 2017. During this period comments are invited on the Main Modifications only. Further information can be found at http://www.midsussex.gov.uk/districtplan.
All comments will be sent to the Planning Inspector for his consideration. It is anticipated that his report into whether MSDC can adopt the Plan will be received in December. The Council hopes to adopt the Plan by January 2018, when its policies will have full weight in the determination of planning applications.

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Casual Vacancy

CO-OPTION NOTICE

One vacancy has been created due to the resignation of Councillor Neil Lindsay-Stewart.    Balcombe Parish Council will be filling this vacancy by co-option and electors are invited to apply for the position in writing to the Clerk at the address below submitting a CV of no more than one A4 side.   Candidates must

[a] Be aged 18 years or over and included in the Electoral Register

[b] A British subject or a Euro national

[c] Resides in the Parish or within 3 miles of its boundary

or

[d] Occupies land or property within the Parish

or

[e] Has his/her principal place of work within the Parish

Prospective candidates are advised to familiarise themselves with the disqualification restrictions under Section 80 of the Local Government Act 1972 relating to Bankruptcy Restrictions Orders and Criminal Convictions carrying a sentence of more than 3 months imprisonment, without the option of a fine.

The closing dates for applications will be 19 October 2017

Mrs R. Robertson, Gleddoch House, Stockcroft Road, Balcombe West Sussex RH17 6LG or email parish.clerk@btconnect.com

Hereby signed by the Proper Officer of Balcombe Parish Council

Rosemary Robertson 21 September 2017

 

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Environmental Permit application for Lower Stumble Farm Hydrocarbon Exploration Site, Balcombe, West Sussex RH17 6JH

Please click on the links below to see the Briefing Notes and Balcombe Parish Council’s response:-

Cuadrilla Balcombe environmental permit application 2017

Parish Council EA objection with attachments 25-04-17

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Balcombe Neighbourhood Plan

NP Referendum Result

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NOTICE OF POLL

Referendum Notice of Poll

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Half Moon Community Interest Group

“Save the Half Moon Balcombe Community Interest Group” is an unincorporated subscription free membership group consisting of Balcombe residents who are committed to see the Half Moon Pub in Balcombe remain as a public house and serving the village.

If you are interested in getting involved please read the attached letter (click on the link below):-

Half Moon open letter 15.8.16

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