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Helping you prepare for severe cold weather

 

 

coldAlert is a free service for Sussex residents, which alerts you to severe cold weather events before they happen.

 

coldAlerts are sent directly to you 24 to 48 hours before a cold weather event is expected. You can choose how you receive coldAlerts either via mobile App, text, automated voice message (to your home phone) or by email - it’s easy and free!

 

Receiving a coldAlert can help you prepare by prompting you to heating your home, to stock up on supplies of hot food and drinks and medication, it can also act as a reminder to wear extra layers of clothing when going outside in the forecast cold conditions.

 

Who should register for coldAlerts? Carers of elderly relatives or friends, parents of young children and people with health conditions (e.g. arthritis, heart or lung conditions) that worsen in severe cold weather, could benefit from receiving coldAlerts.

 

To receive coldAlerts simply download the airAlert App (from the App Store or Google Play and subscribe to the coldAlert service), register at www.coldAlert.info or call us on 01273 484337.

 

The service is managed by the Sussex Air Quality Partnership

www.sussex-air.net and funded by the Sussex local authorities & Public Health.

PLANNING ISSUES AFFECTING BOSHAM

 

Due to the national housing targets established by Central Government, Chichester District Council (CDC)  has to find additional housing numbers. The focus of much of this new development is the East-West Corridor stretching from Tangmere to Southbourne. Bosham has been allocated a further 250 houses at Highgrove in the Preferred Approach Local Plan version, in addition to the 50 houses at Highgrove which were recently granted planning approval despite objections and concerns being raised at that meeting by the Parish Council and local residents.

 

PARISH FORUM REPORT

Bosham Parish Council held a Parish Forum day in December, led by our planning consultants Kember Loudon Williams, to explain what the new proposals meant for Highgrove and to hear views and concerns. Approximately 80 people attended and the majority felt there was some inevitability about the numbers. The key issues  for many were to achieve betterment that could be beneficial to the whole village and comments made covered the following matters;

Traffic

A259 traffic in general and crossing A259

Essential to have a crossing on  A259 for integration reasons

Traffic safety at top of Walton Lane due to Hospice

Fishbourne roundabout capacity

 

School

Support for new school site although some concern about its location on the northern edge - a site to the southern edge would be better.

What will happen to existing school site

 

Site detail

Concern at the numbers that could be built - the word 'minimum' in the policy was a worry.

250 homes a lot for the village on top of 50

Affordable housing and a mix that meets smaller households was important to many

Children's play space was important to people

Provision of adequate parking

Pedestrian and cycle access only between Broadbridge and Highgrove

A workable drainage strategy for foul and surface water was was very important

Enforceability of the benefits to avoid developers pulling back from promises - legal agreements and strongly worded conditions to ensure enforcement

Eco credentials important

Buffering at eastern edge important

Need to avoid development coalescing with Fishbourne

Good for local shops and retail businesses

AONB/SDNP setting being harmed and loss of views

Disappointment with site choice

Future engagement with residents by developer desired

 

The District Council is now undertaking a consultation on the Preferred Approach version of the Local Plan for an eight-week consultation from 13 December 2018 to 7 February 2019. Please use this opportunity to raise your concerns and objections. The Parish Council will be making representations through this process

 

How to give CDC your comments:

•On line –  Chichester DC planning web site www.chichester.gov.uk/localplanreview 

•By letter/email – address to Planning Policy Team, Chichester District Council, East Pallant House, Chichester PO19 1TY planningpolicy@chichester.gov.uk