News & Diary

Ford IncineratorEnergy Recovery Facility

We are very concerned at the planning application for a large energy recovery facility at Ford Airfield and its possible impact on the immediate locality, our Parish and the South Downs National Park. We stongly support Ford Parish Council's objection to this eyesore.  The full text of our objection can be read here. We encourage you to consider expressing your concerns; feel free to use our document as a template!  Inclusion of factual references in an objection gives it more weight.

You can view the full planning application by clicking here.

You can comment on the application by clicking here.


Neighbourhood Plan

Thank you to all who managed to attend our Open Day on 18th July. If you were unable to make it, the full set of displays and information can be found here.

We need your support!

Please click here to use our online form to comment on and show your support for our Neighbourhood Plan proposals. With enough support, we can move to the next stage and strengthen our case against speculative housing developments. The deadline for comments is 14th August.


WPC Coronavirus Response Update

The Chairman has produced a report detailing what we have done and how we did following the priorities decided at the Extraordinary Meeting on 17th March. You can read the report by clicking here.


Letter to Secretary of State for Housing

We have sent a plea to the Secretary of State for Housing regarding Arun's 5 year housing supply and the threat to our villages from developers using the Covid-19 crisis to push for extra planning consents. The letter can be read here.


Arun District Council revised HELAA

Arun District Council has recently published its revised Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (HELAA). We are concerned that this contains a number of inaccuracies which will adversely impact our region.

We have submitted a formal response to Arun.

We have now received a reply from Arun, which can be read here.


Coronavirus COVID-19

Please note that information is constantly changing.
Please stay at home.

For the latest up-to-date information, please consult:

Concerned you may have symptoms? Stay at home and consult the NHS 111 online advice page. Please do not phone 111 as they are exceptionally busy.


A27 Arundel Bypass Consultation

As you may be aware, Highways England are running a further consultation on the A27 Arundel Bypass. We have been examining the updated documents and have made a formal response to Highways England.

In short, our conclusions were

  • 2019 - an inadequate and misleading consultation brochure and processes, with damaging mistakes that repeat many of the failings experienced in 2017.
  • 2020 - impenetrable documentation, still misleading, general public no better informed, extremely difficult to understand.
    Online survey open to abuse.

You can read the full letter to Highways England here.


Did you know that in the event of an incident in our community or neighbouring area your Parish Council has a responsibility to help the emergency services?  To make the most of the facilities, equipment and volunteers, four neighbouring Parishes work together: Climping, Ford, Walberton and Yapton Parish Councils.  For more information, please click here.