HERSTMONCEUX ACTION GROUP

Former estate agent applies for plannng permission for 70 houses on a hillside field with dangerous access

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Herstmonceux Action Group, banner at the Old Rectory

 

Banner put up in support of the protest by the Wealden Action Group, on the North facing garden fencing of the Old Rectory. The owners of the Rectory building are potentially one of the most affected by application: WD/2014/2663/MAO, now WD/2015/0090/MAO. Having enjoyed this view for nearly 30 years, why should they not continue to do so. https://www.facebook.com/Herstmonceuxactiongroup

 

 

HERSTMONCEUX ACTION GROUP

 

There has never been an action group representing the interests of so many residents in this peaceful Sussex backwater. To date, planning battles have been contained, such that local people were content to let close neighbours object to smaller residential developments.

 

This all changed when a former estate agent was seen surveying Lime Cross and speaking to neighbours about his intention (or the intention of family members) to apply for planning consent for upwards of 70 houses, where for many years Wealden District Council and the Parish Council have been saying there should be no development.

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/Herstmonceuxactiongroup

 

If you want to see some splendid video footage showing how bad the traffic is at the proposed entrance onto the A271, please visit that HX Action Group's Facebook webpage by clicking on the poster above: 

 

https://www.facebook.com/Herstmonceuxactiongroup

 

 

WD/2014/2663/MAO - GLEESON DEVELOPMENTS LTD

 

This application is not only contrary to the Local Plan, but is considered by many to be downright dangerous.

 

 

Proposed entrance to Lime Cross for access to 70 new houses. The A271 is already a busy road. What is not clear from this plan is that the entrance shown in red is just a few yards away from a sign telling people to slow down. That sign is half way up a hill, that has been the site of accidents on the other face. You can imagine the carnage with family vehicles trying to exit from this entrance, which is very narrow. There is no real visibility splay. Vehicles traveling west into the village from Hastings, will be unable to see cars trying to get to school to pick up their children because of the hedge that is not in the applicant's ownership. It is even worse with vehicles heading east out of the village, now coming down a hill - and once again the angle prevents any real advance warning, with just the nose of a car protruding - only visible at the last moment.

 

 

Barton Willmore 

The applicant's agents visit the site in Herstmonceux, parking in Church Road: Barton Willmore.   info@bartonwillmore.co.uk  7 Soho Square, London, W1D 3QB. Barton Willmore  http://www.bartonwillmore.co.uk/  T: 020 7446 6888  F: 020 7446 6889   
Nick Sweet, Design Partner. Iain Painting, Planning Partner 


This is a quote from their website: "The impact that development has on the environment is increasingly the subject of scrutiny. While policy supports positive growth which balances environmental, economic, and social progress, a key risk to gaining consent for major development often relates to the robustness of the environmental assessment undertaken and compliance with national and local sustainable development policy." Really. Where was the environmental assessment relating to heritage and tourism then?

 

 

 

PARISH COUNCIL CONTACTS

 

Mrs Janet McInnes
The Parish Office
Herstmonceux Village Hall
Hailsham Road
Herstmonceux BN27 4JX 

Tel: 01323 833312
Mob: 07889 159824

 

 

 

The Woolpack - Gardner Street, Herstmonceux, East Sussex BN27 4LJ Tel 01323 833270 Fax: 0115 914 2235, Fax: 0870 050 9635  Website: Facebook. This local Inn is famously pictured in several historic paintings and black & white photographs.

 

https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Woolpack-Inn-Herstmonceux/104482524842

Other nearby hostelries: 

 

Brewers Arms - Gardner Street, Herstmonceux, BN27 4LB

 

The Sundial - A La Carte Menu Fine Dining Menu Sunday Roast Wine List
Gardner Street, Herstmonceux, BN27 4LA

 

The Horseshoe Inn - Windmill Hill Road, Herstmonceux, East Sussex BN27 4RU
01323 833265

 

The Smugglers Wheel - Boreham Street, BN27 4SQ

 

 

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Organisation Venue and time Contact Telephone
Age Concern: Hailsham, Hellingly and Herstmonceux, Charles Hunt Centre, Vicarage Field, Hailsham Dave Snoxell, Centre Manager 844398 or email
Cardiac Support Group 4th Thursday of the month at 2 for 2:30-4 at the Emmanuel Church, Hawkswood Road, Hailsham Philip Ford
cardiacgroup1@btinternet.com
www.cardiacsupportgroup.co.uk
 
Extend (over 60s exercise club)   Mrs Cassie Harris 832358
Friends of Herstmonceux Castle   Ann Friar
a_friar@bisc.queensu.ac.uk
834460
Friends of Herstmonceux School   Richard Moon 832362
Herstmonceux Amateur Theatrical Society (HATS)
Click here for their website
  Sue Stewart 833450
Herstmonceux Farmers' Club   J Plumley (Hon Sec) 764625
Herstmonceux Gardener's Club
  Derek Creasey (secretary) 833006 or email
Herstmonceux Local History Group   Alan Brown 831754
Herstmonceux Luncheon Club   Mrs Angela Webster 833141
Herstmonceux Sequence Dance Club   F Beeney 832587
Herstmonceux Walking Club      
Herstmonceux Women's Institute   Sue Stewart 833450
Merrie Harriers Bonfire Society
  Mary Ann Gordon (secretary) 833749
Merrie Harriers Ladies Darts & Social Group   Niamh Layberry 831753
Ray & Sheldon Club (over 60s)   Miss Hazel Jarvis 833373
TLC Group   John King
Rev Richard Steven (from July 2011)
832997
833124
Varengeville Link   Alan McInnes 833306
Windmill Hill Horticultural Society   Marian Harding 832150
Windmill Hill Windmill Trust
Click here for their website
  Mrs Bee Frost 833033

 

Place of Worship Address Contact Telephone

All Saints
Church Road
Herstmonceux


Rev Richard Steven 833124
Gerald Stone (churchwarden) 833976
Mrs Melinda Stone (PCC secretary 833976
Mrs Jocelyn King (PCC treasurer, Herstmonceux ) 832997
Mrs Jean Dryden (treasurer, Friends of All Saints) 833774
Assistant Curate Mrs Jean Manning 831105
Lay Reader Mr John King 832997
  Mrs Pam Kendall Churchwarden 833079
  Verger Mrs Pam Kendall 833079
Free Church
Click here for their website
the Village Chapel, Chapel Row Mrs J. Taylor (secretary) 832266
Herstmonceux Quaker Meeting (Religious Society of Friends) Meeting House, West End, Herstmonceux Mrs J. Fairbrother 844269 or email
St Mary Magdalene Wartling Revd Richard Steven (Rector) 833124
David Harding (churchwarden) 832150
John King (churchwarden) 832997
Miss Stella Hardwick (PCC secretary) 833445
Mrs Jocelyn King (PCC treasurer) 833654

 

 

 

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