New Planning Application – White Lodge, Church Road, Buxted

The Planning Application below is to be considered by members of the Parish Council Planning Committee via email consultation. This email method for consultation is a temporary measure due to the Corona Virus outbreak. The parish council will advertise this notice on their website and Facebook page.

If any member of the public would like to comment on any of the new applications being considered, please email your comments by to clerk@buxted-pc.gov.uk and also to Wealden District Council by email: planning@wealden.gov.uk

Application: WD/2020/1142/F

Location: WHITE LODGE, CHURCH ROAD, BUXTED, TN22 4LT

Description: Demolition of existing dwelling and garage. Erection of four detached dwellings with creation of one new access and improvements to existing access.

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Reading Room Survey – OUT NOW

Most residents of Buxted will be aware that, sadly, the independent charity promoting a new village hall has now been wound up and in the absence of any group coming forward to revive the project,  the vision to build a new Community Hall for Buxted is unlikely to  be realised in the near future.

Your parish council is, however, still keen to do what it can to ensure that the parish has a Buxted venue that meets the needs and aspirations both of local groups and societies and of individual parishioners and their families.

Consequently, the initial view of the council is that some form of extensive refurbishment to the Reading Room be put in place to enable it to more properly be Buxted village hall, at least for some years.

The parish council are therefore consulting with the community for ideas for achievable improvements to the Reading Room.  Disabled access and improved toilet facilities along with a refurbished kitchen are almost certain to be part of the improvements. Any works will be subject to raising enough money to carry out all or part of any planned alterations, albeit the council is prepared to contribute all it can sensibly make available without raising its modest element of the domestic rate bills.

We sincerely hope that you, as a member of the Buxted community will help the parish council to achieve this aim by completing the short questionnaire (see link below). Once the improvements have taken place the parish council intends to more actively promote the Reading Room (or perhaps more suitably named for the current age) as a desirable venue for a multitude of activities.

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/MXXCLBM

In addition to the online survey, over 850 paper leaflets have been posted to residents of Buxted. These can be returned to The Buxted Inn or Oast Farm.

Thank you in advance for all of your responses

Buxted Parish Council

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Buxted Parish Council Grants Application Scheme 2021/22 – NOW OPEN

Buxted Parish Council has a policy of making grants that contribute to the welfare of the parish community, for example by improving and supporting local facilities.

What can be funded:

  • The project should be something that makes the local community a better place in which to live, work or visit
  • It should benefit people who live in the parish
  • Each ‘group’ may only make one application per financial year Applications will be considered for day-to-day running costs and individual projects

The following are not eligible:

  • Support for individuals or private business projects.
  • Projects that are the prime responsibility of other statutory authorities.
  • Projects that improve or benefit privately owned land or property.
  • Projects that have already been completed or will have been by the time the grant is made.

 

These grants shall be subject to the following guidelines:

  1. An overall limit to the value of grants in any one year will be determined and included in the budget
  2. Applications for grants should be submitted to the Parish Council by 1st September 2020.
  3. Applications for grants should be made via the Parish Council Application form and should include appropriate financial information and the cost of the project and who will benefit.
  4. Applications will then be reviewed by the full Council with the aim of making final decisions in line with setting of the budget and precept request.
  5. As the amounts of grants given will come from the precept, and therefore need to be budgeted for, the parish council will not process grant applications at other times during the financial year, unless an emergency arises.
  6. Grant payments for 2021-2022 will be made in April/May 2021.

Grant Covering Letter 2021-2022   Grant Application Form 2021-2022

Claudine Feltham

Clerk to Buxted Parish Council

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Local Government News July 2020

Covid 19

 

The health situation in East Sussex

East Sussex continues to see a comparatively low number of cases of Covid-19. The latest figures show a cumulative rate of 271 cases per 100,000 of population Read more ›

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Discretionary Grant Scheme for Businesses (phase 2)

Do you own a small business within Wealden District and have not yet checked to see if you are eligible for a grant?

From 8am on Monday 13 July, eligible small businesses in Wealden can apply for phase two of the Discretionary Grant Scheme. Please see full details at webpage below which also links to the Council’s Discretionary Business Grant Scheme Policy (which has been amended since roll out of the first phase).

https://www.wealden.gov.uk/press-and-media/coronavirus-covid-19-latest/covid-19-discretionary-grant-scheme-for-businesses-2/

Deadline for applications is 5pm on Monday 27 July, so there is a tight two week window for applications to be received.

 

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UPDATED – Remote Planning and Parish Council Meeting 16 July 2020 7.00pm

Buxted Parish Council Virtual Meeting to be held on Thursday 16th July 2020 at 7.00pm

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC CAN JOIN THE MEETING BY CONTACTING THE CLERK TO THE COUNCIL WHO WILL SEND A LINK AND PASSWORD ENABLING THEM TO JOIN

The public have a right and are welcome to attend and at the discretion of the Chairman, members of the public may ask questions prior to the commencement of the business proper.

 

1.

Apologies for absence

 

2.

Declarations of members’ interests in respect of items on this agenda

 

3.

Minutes of the virtual parish council meeting held on 16th June  (previously circulated) to be confirmed and signed

 

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4.5

 

 

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Planning applications for consideration:

 

Application: WD/2020/1073/FA

Location: GEORGE ROSE LTD, QUEENSTOCK LANE, BUXTED, UCKFIELD, TN22

4LA

Description: removal of condition 2 of WD/2019/0742/f (construction of a pair of semi-detached dwellings) in order to remove the requirement for a scheme to secure further mitigation of vehicles crossing Ashdown Forest special area of conservation and special protection area.

 

Application: WD/2020/1088/MAO

Location: LAND WEST OF FIVE ASH DOWN ROAD, COOPERS GREEN

Description: Outline planning application (all matters reserved except for means of access) for the development of land for up to 39 residential dwellings.

 

Application: WD/2020/0970/RM (Reserved Matters)

Location: LAND AT QUEENSTOCK LANE, BUXTED, TN22 4AR

Description:  Reserved matters pursuant to outline application WD/2019/1114/O (outline application for the erection of up to 9 no. dwellings, access and other associated

infrastructure)

 

 

 

 

Application: WD/2020/1027/F & WD/2020/1028/LB

Location: OLD FARMHOUSE, POUND GREEN, BUXTED, TN22 4JW

Description: Erection of a timber frame garage.

 

To discuss any planning applications received from Wealden District Council after the publication of the agenda that are available on the District Planning website.

 

Application: WD/2020/0704/F

Location: SPINDLES, HOWBOURNE LANE, BUXTED, TN22 4QB

Description: Erection of two detached dwellings & one detached garage to include access on to the A272. Additional drainage and supporting information, plans received 12 and 22 June 2020.

 

Application: WD/2020/1158/F

Location: COBBETTS, BURNT OAK LANE, HIGH HURSTWOOD, UCKFIELD, TN22 4AE

Description: Single storey ground floor extension, replacement of windows, addition of PY panels, addition of insulation and render to walls.

 

Application: WD/2020/1113/F

Location: GREYSTONES FARM, CHILLIES LANE, HIGH HURSTWOOD, BUXTED,

TN22 4AA

Description: Conversion of an existing disused tennis court into a kitchen garden and swimming pool. Erection of pool house, garden store and greenhouse. Hard and soft

landscaping to include a pergola and fruit cages.

 

Application: WD/2020/1142/F

Location: WHITE LODGE, CHURCH ROAD, BUXTED, TN22 4LT

Description: Demolition of existing dwelling and garage. Erection of four detached dwellings with creation of one new access and improvements to existing access.

 

Application: WD/2020/1236/F

Location: AVOCA, FRAMFIELD ROAD, BUXTED, TN22 4LE

Description: Proposed single storey rear extension and the creation of a patio to the rear of the property.

 

5.

ESCC/WDC report

 

 

6.

Play areas and exercise equipment:

–          ratification of council decision to reopen play areas on 4th July

–          Acknowledgement of receipt and recommendations from RoSPA play equipment annual check

 

7. Outstanding matters – For Information Only unless otherwise stated:

  • Mobile Phone Coverage
  • Public footpaths
  • Trees
  • Road Safety
  • Wealden Local Development Framework – Local Plan
  • Property issues:

Consideration of timing to reopen the Reading Room

  • Communications Matters: Website – Request from clerks to source website designers

 

8.

Correspondence – as listed and subsequently updated and circulated at the meeting

 

9.

Finance:

(i)                 to approve the payment list for July

(ii)   to approve the bank reconciliations for April 2020

(iii)    to approve the bank reconciliations for May 2020

(iv)    to approve the bank reconciliations for June 2020

(v)      to receive the following RBS reports: Cash and Investment Reconciliation, Ear Marked Reserves, Summary Receipts and Payments report.

(vi)    Grant applications

 

10.

 

Reports on other meetings attended by members
11.

Members questions

 

12.

Announcements – a) Chairman of the Council; b) Clerk to the Council

 

 

R Macklen, Clerk to the Council

Copy to ESCC Cllr R Galley, WDC Cllr Illingworth

 

Ionides Trust Update:

  •  Scout Lease – further small amendments requested by the Scouts Executive. These are being reviewed by our solicitor.
  • Fencing around play area.
  • Consideration of quote to replace metal frames on play equipment and moving of two benches.

 

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