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.
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
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
“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
The Annual Return 15/16 has now been signed off by the External Auditor and can be viewed by clicking the following link:-
Audited Annual Return 15-16