Lower Stumble Consultation

Environment Agency final consultation to permit flow testing at Lower Stumble
The Parish Counci will be responding to this consultation. If you have comments you wish to make, this is the link to the right page on the Environment Agency website: https://bit.ly/2s3UQqE.
Comments must be in by 5th June.

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Angus Energy Approved

Angus Approved May 2018

The Oil & Gas Authority has approved Angus Energy for Balcombe Operatorship.   Please click on the link for more information



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Strategic Housing & Economic Land Availability Assessment 2018 (SHELAA)

The Mid Sussex District Plan has now been accepted which has allocated 79 houses for Balcombe instead of the 42 dwellings envisaged in our Neighbourhood Plan.   Mid Sussex District Council put a call out to landowners for possible sites and have now published their  Strategic Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment 2018 (SHELAA), which comprises a list of all the sites which have been nominated.    These will not necessarily all go forward, but these are the sites which they are now assessing for their development potential.    We reiterate that inclusion of these sites in the SHELAA does not confer any planning status on them, and they are yet to be subject to MSDC’s site selection assessment process and sustainability assessment.   Balcombe Parish Council will be making representation on site suitability and will be engaging again with the village to canvas opinion.


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Bus Strategy Consultation

Have your say on the West Sussex County Council Bus Strategy which will explore ways in which they can work with bus companies and other partners to help sustain and improve bus services.

To give feedback go to http://www.westsussex.gov.uk/buses or call 01243 642105 to request an information pack.  The closing date is 6 June 2018.

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Bus Strategy Consultation Deadline 6 June 18



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M23 Smart Motorway Update

The programme to update the M23 to a Smart Motorway between Junctions 8 and 10 will mean two years of road works and speed restrictions.    For the full story click below:-

Highways England M23 Update to Smart Motorway

More immediately the M23 Northbound  (plus slip road) between Junctions 10 (Copthorne) and 9 (Gatwick) will be closed for resurfacing work on the following dates.  This is to complete the previous works that were postponed by severe weather conditions in January 2018.    The Southbound carriageway is unaffected.

M23 junction 10 on slip & lanes 1 & 2 on the M23 between Junctions 10 & 9 London bound  on Thursday 19 April 2018 10 pm – Friday 20 April 4am

M23 junction 10 to junction 9 London bound & M23 junction 10a on slip on Friday 20 April 10pm – Monday 23 April 4am

For more information click on the link below:-

M23 Northbound Closures April 18



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Network Rail & Govia announce 18 Days of Rail Closures in 2018 & 2019

Rail passengers across Sussex are being urged to plan ahead as a ‘once-in-a-generation’ upgrade to the southern end of the Brighton Main Line was announced today by Network Rail and Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR).

The work in October 2018 and February 2019 is a key part of a £300m government-funded programme to tackle delay hotspots and boost the reliability of the railway in the south east, cutting delays and providing a better, more reliable rail service to the 300,000 passengers who travel on the Brighton Main Line each day.

From Saturday 20 to Sunday 28 October 2018 and from Saturday 16 to Sunday 24 February 2019, no trains will run between Three Bridges and Brighton or between Three Bridges and Lewes.

The unprecedented access provided by these planned closures will allow Network Rail engineers to renew and upgrade a stretch of railway that is responsible for more delays to Southern and Thameslink passengers than any other.

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Balcombe Parish Council Response

Herewith the Balcombe Parish Council response to the Mid Sussex District Plan – Main Modifications Consultation.    Please click on the link:-

BPC Response District Plan Main Modifications Consultation Nov 17

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