Welcome to the Petworth Town Council Website
The Town Council Office is open to the public Monday – Friday between 9:30 am – 2:00 pm; occasionally, I might be out at a meeting. Outside these hours please telephone to check if I am available. Melanie Kite, Clerk. T:01798 344883 E:firstname.lastname@example.org
NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN UPDATE!
SIX-WEEK PUBLIC CONSULTATION ON INCLUSION OF SITE H8
The Petworth Neighbourhood Draft Plan was reviewed by an independent examiner during November and December 2017. The examiner was satisfied that the consultation and publicity undertaken met regulatory requirements. However, the examiner has recommended an additional small housing allocation (maximum 10 dwellings) be made available for development on a new site (to be called H8: Land south of Rothermead) within the Neighbourhood Plan.
Given that this additional allocation has not been subjected to public consultation and following the South Downs National Park Authority (SDNPA) Planning Committee Meeting on 8th February, SDNPA has taken the decision to undertake a 6-week consultation (9th February until 23rd March) to seek views on this amendment to the plan.
All details and documents relating to the proposed inclusion of site H8 can be found on South Downs National Park Authority website at www.southdowns.gov.uk/petworthndp or in person at Petworth Town Council offices from 9.30am-2pm, Monday – Friday.
All representations on the proposed inclusion of site H8 should be sent directly to the South Downs National Park Authority:
By post to: Planning Policy (C/o Sarah Nelson), South Downs National Park, South Downs Centre,North Street, Midhurst, West Sussex, GU29 9DH.
By email to: email@example.com
COMMITTEE MEETING DATES
Agendas and Minutes for all committee meetings can be found under ‘Town Council / Meetings and Minutes. Everybody is most welcome to attend any council meeting to listen as a member of the public. Should you have a question please forward it to the Clerk at least 48 hours before the meeting date. We look forward to seeing you.
Calendar for Committee and Town Council Meetings Meeting dates 2018 Meeting dates 2018
Full Council Meeting – Thursday 15th March at 7:30pm
Finance Committee Meeting – Tuesday 13th March at 7pm
Planing Committee Meeting – Wednesday 7th March at 7pm
Open Spaces Committee Meeting – No meeting in March
Petworth Town Council’s Lorry Crackdown!
Petworth Town Council is currently collaborating with the West Sussex County Council Highways Department to improve the lorry situation in Petworth. They have recently undertaken a professional lorry survey and also sent a questionnaire to all the businesses in Petworth to ascertain their need for these large vehicles that cause problems in the town. Hopefully with the evidence that is being gathered, WSCC will be able to help with diverting these lorries away from the streets of Petworth.
Petworth lies in the South Downs National Park in rural West Sussex. The Town Council serves the closely built ancient township close to the National Trust’s property Petworth House, the modern town, and an extensive surrounding rural area.
The total population in Petworth Town Council area is just over 3000 people (The 2011 census recorded 3027).
Petworth people enjoy a very active community with several churches, a public library, several public meeting places, a youth club, and a lunch club for the elderly, and tennis, bowling, football and cricket clubs. There are regular films, a town band, amateur dramatics and the world class annual Petworth Festival which draws music lovers from far and near, and the Fete in the Park, both in the summer.
It is well known as a centre for the antiques trade, and is a thriving shopping and business community. Additionally there are regular farmers markets in the town centre, and monthly book sale supporting the Petworth Society. The Petworth Community Association is the hub for many of Petworth’s activities.
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Photo Credits: Market Square : Copyright 2013 DanielCraigPhotographic. All other photos: Copyright 2014 John Pawsey