Time for you to have your say!
Our Neighbourhood Plan is out for consultation until 9 September 2021. It represents nearly two years work by the Parish Council. It’s a lot of paper – 1.5 cm thick!
Chichester District Council told us to prepare our Plan for 200 new houses in the village. We held meetings and surveys and residents voted overwhelmingly for the houses to be built on the three sites, south of the village after Oakview.
If development has to happen, we want it to meet the highest sustainability standards, provide affordable housing, bungalows and low-level housing. It will need to be flood resilient.
The Plan covers our vision for the future of Hunston, including cycle-ways, more pedestrian crossings and wider footways. We want to preserve and enhance the existing wildlife corridors and biodiversity.
We want Hunston to retain its shops and pub and to provide effective support for the elderly.
The Plan is made up of:
- The Submission Plan
- Strategic Environmental Assessment for the Hunston Neighbourhood Plan
- Views and Vistas Assessment
- Locally Identified Buildings or Structures of Character
- Basic Conditions Statement
- Consultation Statement
WE NEED TO KNOW WHAT YOU THINK! We have sets of papers available in the annexe or you can view it online: https://www.chichester.gov.uk/neighbourhoodplan
There is a response form you can download there or you can email direct to:
OR, you can drop a handwritten comment into the Annexe and we will scan it in for you.
PLEASE COMMENT – WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT!
Chair, Hunston Parish Council 25 August 2021
Temporary closure of B2145 St Leodegars Way To Foxbridge Drive,
Hunston, 17th August 2021
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that from the date specified below, West Sussex County Council has temporarily closed to all traffic B2145 St Leodegars Way To Foxbridge Drive, Hunston, in the Chichester District under Section 14(2) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, as amended, on B2145 St Leodegars Way To Foxbridge Drive outside Merrileas The temporary closure is scheduled to commence on 17th August 2021 for up to 5 days (It is estimated to be completed on 18th August 2021) and is required for the safety of the public and workforce while Southern Water undertakes a Night Road Closure to repair a frame and Cover in the carriageway. Closure points – Pagham Road roundabout and junction of B2145 and B2201
The restriction will be in place overnight only from 20:00 until 06:00
An alternative route will be signed on site but please visit https://one.network/?tm=122590543
for more details.
Access for emergency service vehicles and pedestrians will be maintained at all times during the closure.
For information regarding this closure please contact Southern Water 07525277694 who will able to assit with scope of these works.
Dated: 21st June 2021
Director of Highways, Transport and Planning
West Sussex County Council
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
The Annual Parish Meeting for HUNSTON will be held online via Zoom on Thursday 6 May 2021 at 6.30 pm.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 865 152 2170
CENSUS MARCH 21st 2021
The new census will take place on March 21st 2021. This will be “digital first” BUT any resident who does not have access to the internet will be helped in a secure way by Census helpers. They will not enter your home and will maintain their distance.
For further information please go to the Census website:
If you need help filling out your Census, or you do not have access to the internet you can call West Sussex Library Service and they will fill the form out for you online. Here are the details: Support notice 4th March 2021 If you need further support:
The Contact Centre
The contact centre is a vital source of public support. It offers help over the phone, via webchat and SMS text message, and through the ‘Contact Us’ form on our website. There are separate lines for England and Wales, plus a language helpline, text relay and short text numbers.
Contact centre for those living in England 0800 141 2021
England NGT (text relay service) (18001) 0800 141 2021Contact centre for those living in Wales 0800 169 2021
Wales NGT (text relay service) (18001) 0800 169 2021Language helpline 0800 587 2021
The contact centre is UK-based and free to call.
The message below was received by a local resident from our MP, Gillian Keegan.
“I am delighted that three vaccines have now been approved for use in the UK, with the Moderna vaccine receiving regulatory approval today, and the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine and the Oxford University/AstraZeneca vaccine now being rolled out across the Country. It was welcome news that The Princess Royal Hospital in Sussex was one of the first in the country to use the new AstraZeneca vaccine. This really is a momentous development and, while there is still some way to go, it provides fresh hope that we can beat this pandemic.
I know that many people are keen to receive the vaccine as soon as possible and I have noted your concerns about progress locally. I have held regular meetings with local healthcare leaders on the roll out of the vaccine in the Chichester district and across the wider area. Facilitating the roll out is a huge task not least as both of the approved vaccines must be used quickly and venues must be big enough to allow for social distancing. The NHS has decades of experience in rolling out successful widespread vaccination programmes and has put in place extensive deployment plans. The vaccine is being delivered through hospital hubs; through local community services, including GPs; through roving services to care homes and individuals who are housebound; and, in due course, pharmacies; and vaccination centres across the country, for example at sports centres or conference centres. Our local NHS teams are working extremely hard to ensure the roll out of the vaccine across Sussex is done safely and as quickly as possible given the strict guidelines in place.
It is fantastic news that vaccinations began before Christmas at Worthing Hospital and as of this week, both Worthing and St Richard’s Hospitals have dedicated vaccination hubs which are operating 6 days a week 8am-5pm on weekdays, 8am-2pm on Saturdays and 2 evenings a week until 8pm. Vaccinations have also begun at East Surrey Hospital and, as mentioned, the Princess Royal Hospital.
GP-led vaccination services are also already available at 8 sites in West Sussex including; Angmering at Angmering Medical Centre, Crawley at Leacroft Surgery and Saxonbrook Medical Centre, Haywards Heath at Perrymount Road Site, Horsham at Park Surgery and Christ’s Hospital Blue Coats, Pullborough at Pullborough Medical Group and Storrington at The Glebe. A further 5 sites have begun vaccinating this week including; Bognor Regis at Bognor Medical Centre, Worthing at Strand Medical Group and Durrington Health Centre, Shoreham by Sea at Northbourne Medical Centre and Crawley at Poundhill Medical Practice. In areas where GP practices have not signed up to lead the vaccination programme, the Sussex NHS Commissioners are working closely with the Primary Care Networks and Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust to provide a service to these patients.
There are further sites expected shortly in Chichester, Midhurst, Worthing, Lancing, East Grinstead, and Littlehampton/Rustington, which are currently subject to final approvals. I am, of course, in frequent contact with the Commissioners in order to keep up to date with progress in the constituency.
It is right that the first priorities for any COVID-19 vaccination programme should be the prevention of COVID-19 mortality and the protection of health and social care staff and systems. I welcome the work that the Joint Committee for Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has done to ensure this. Recipients are invited for vaccination based on priority in line with the guidance from the JCVI. Some constituents have contacted me to let me know they have not yet received notification. I have made the Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust and the Sussex NHS Commissioners aware and they have assured me that people will be contacted in due course and nobody in the priority categories should be concerned as it is still early days in the deployment process. I will continue to liaise with them about this and monitor the situation closely. As you will be aware, the NHS is committed to vaccinating everyone in the top four priority groups by February 15th.
The GP-led hubs are expected to cover 60% of care homes in Sussex and the remainder will be served by the Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust vaccination teams. The first 8 care homes in Sussex have now been vaccinated. The NHS, local authorities, acute hospitals and community services have worked together to draw up a prioritisation schedule for the order in which Sussex care homes will receive the vaccine and this will be aligned with the availability of the vaccine to work towards the goal of getting all Sussex care homes vaccinated by the end of January. I have been working closely with the Commissioners to ensure that care homes are being kept up to date and supported.
As you will be aware the army are working to support the NHS and our local councils to set up and support our vaccination network, which is being led by Brigadier Prosser. The Prime Minster will be publishing our full vaccine deployment plan on Monday, as well as daily updates on the progress that is being made.
As the roll out is progressing rapidly, I am in the process of setting up a dedicated page on my website, which will be up and running next week, where you will be able to find the latest developments and useful information. You will be able to view it at: www.gilliankeegan.com “
A new planning application has been submitted to Chichester District Council, the application is listed as Land south of Lowlands (locally know as the Pigeon House Farm field). Whilst the main part of the application site is in North Mundham, there is part of the site within the parish of Hunston.
The application is a Hybrid planning application comprising of full planning permission for 66 dwellings and associated development, including landscape, highways and parking, and outline planning permission with all matters reserved except access for a community hub building (Use Classes E and F), provision of new 3.5m wide footway/cycleway link to West Sussex Alternative Provisions College with reconfiguration of existing car parking spaces and relocation of storage facility.
To view the application please click on the link below.
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Outside of these times the Parish Clerk can be contacted on:
01243 789039 or 07595092547 during office hours.
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Additional hours will be posted below where appropriate.