Billingshurst Community Partnership

Company No 5573204

A company limited by guarantee

Registered in England and Wales

Registered Office: 1st Floor, Atlantic House, Jengers Mead, Billingshurst, RH14 9PB


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Billlingshurst today and tomorrow                           

Community-led Plan 2015-2020

TOPIC 5 OPEN SPACES AND ENVIRONMENT

Our objective is to nurture the rural character and setting of Billingshurst and surrounding areas whilst planning for and meeting the needs of a modern, inclusive society.

TASK

WHAT

HOW

WITH
(Note 1)

WHEN
(Note 2)

INFRASTRUCTURE

*Gas, electricity, water, surface water drainage and sewerage sustainability

*Maintain existing facilities
*Resist any reduction in services
*Lobby service providers to supply adequate services and monitor Development Control to ensure this happens

Lobby Service providers
HDC

Ongoing

HOUSING

 

 

*Affordability of ‘affordable’ housing
*Lack of affordable housing for purchase or rent
*Need adequate/type of housing for senior citizens
*Improve availability of small homes to rent

*Planning applications should include the required amount of affordable housing in their negotiations

 

*Lobby through Planning System

 

*Lobby through Planning System

Housing Associations
HDC
Ongoing
FLOODING AND DRAINAGE

* Properties are at risk of surface water flooding
* Also from river flooding

*Lobbying relevant authorities/bodies
*Ditches need to be maintained and cleared to stop flooding

WSCC
Environment Agency
Southern Water
Landowners
Developers

Ongoing

MAINTAIN
*Open public spaces and play areas
 
 
 
*Improving pedestrian accessibility

 

*Open spaces to be preserved and enhanced. More convenient seating
*Address littering, fly tipping and dog fouling
*Jubilee Fields – Improve Emergency access
*Local walking survey to find pitfalls
*Lobby on findings

 

WSCC
HDC

HDC

WSCC

 
Disability and older persons organizations
 

 

Ongoing
Ongoing
Medium
Short
Medium

 

 

BUSINESS
AND EMPLOYMEN

*Review opportunities for career change retraining
* Review the needs of small businesses and home businesses
* Review siting of Industrial Estates and employment opportunities
* Create an Employment Plan

WSCC HDC Chichester College (Brinsbury)

Medium


Billingshurst.community
Residents said that sufficient and appropriate housing, effective drainage to resolve flooding issues, and the preservation and maintenance of our open spaces and access to them are important matters. These are all included in the Plan.

TASK

WHAT

HOW

WITH
(Note 1)

WHEN
(Note 2)

PROTECT AND PRESERVE

*Conserve and enhance the views, character, history, landscape of the parish
*Allotment provision
*Maintain and promote existing footpaths and rights of way

*Continue to review and update the Parish Design statement
*Include in any future Neighbourhood Development Plan

HDC WSCC

 

 

WSCC Landowners

Ongoing

Ongoing

 

Ongoing

 

Ongoing

CEMETERY PROVISION

 

 

*Lack of burial ground

Lobby for provision of cemetery and memorial garden for ashes internment

HDC
Developers
Landowners
Short
Ongoing
Ongoing
GENERAL FACILITIES

*Toilets, library, Mill Way car park, surgery, schools, station, community buildings

*Maintain facilities and improve accessibility
*Resist any proposed reduction in services
*Maintain Community Asset Register
*Should be encouraged and promoted as assets

HDC
WSCC
NHS
SOUTHERN RAIL

Ongoing

 

 

 

 

Ongoing


Billingshurst.community

 

The Open spaces, views, character and history of our village and its surrounding areas all contribute to the Billingshurst environment and this must be well managed..