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Some residents will have seen the sign on Station Road to say it is closed 25-29 July. We have spoken to East Sussex Highways and South East Water today to check what is happening. Station Road will be closed from Willowbank to the Ostrich for a new water connection. We have been told that there will be an official long road diversion which lorries will have to take from above the station via Brightling ,Cackle Street, and A21. There will be access to the station, village hall, doctors surgery and homes and businesses in Station Road. We are unsure if local residents will be given access from the station to the High Street so you may need to use Bishops Lane. We have been told that there will be signage to show people where to go. Pedestrians will still be able to walk up and down Station Road.
If you want to check for updates you can look at the live map on onenetwork website.
Thank you to everyone who attended the Parish meeting yesterday where the application to discuss the planning application for 44 homes near Bishops Lane was discussed. The decision of the Parish Planning Committee was to OBJECT to the application, reflecting the views of residents at the meeting.. The full minutes will be available on the Parish Council website next week. Please note Rother Planning Committee will make the final decision on whether the application goes ahead or not. So it is VERY IMPORTANT that any residents in the Parish who wish to make their views known to Rother do so by 19th July here. Please note if you informally commented on Facebook or just as an email to Parish Clerk you need to submit your comments yourself on the Rother website link above.
As already notified an additional Parish Planning Committee meeting has been arranged for Monday 11th July 7.30pm AT THE VILLAGE HALL to discuss the planning application for 44 new dwellings on land near Bishops Lane.
At this meeting the developer Devine Homes will give a short presentation and then members of the public can ask questions and make comments to the developer and the Parish Council, before the Parish Council decides how to comment on the application.
There will be two Parish Planning Committee Meetings in July.
There will be a meeting on Monday 4th July 2022 at Robertsbridge Youth Centre at 7.30pm. The press and public are welcome to attend and up to 15 minutes will be allowed at the start of the meeting for public comments and questions. The agenda for the meeting will be available on the 'Council Meetings' page three days prior. The Notice of the meeting is here
There will be a second meeting held on Monday 11th July 2022 at Robertsbridge Village Hall at 7.30pm. The Notice for the meeting is here and again the press and public are welcome to attend. This meeting is being held specifically to discuss the planning application for 44 dwellings on land near Bishops Lane (the field between Bishops Lane and Willowbank). Devine Homes, the developer, will give a short presentation on their proposed development. The public will then have the opportunity to ask the Developer and Parish Council questions and comment on the application. After this the Committee will decide how they wish to comment (Like the public the Parish Council can only submit comments to Rother, it is Rother District Council who will make the decision on whether the application is approved or not).
Further details including a link to the application can be found in 2 other items of 'latest news' on 23rd June and 28th March on the home page of our website. The deadline for comments is 19th July. If you have questions for the Parish Council please attend the meeting.
Further to our news article on 28th March 2022, Devine Homes has submitted a planning application for 44 new dwellings on the field between Bishops Lane and Willowbank which is now live for comment on Rother District Council website. The application is RR/2022/1379/P and can be found on the website here
The Parish Council will inform residents the date and location of the Parish Planning Committee where this application will be considered. For those who are not aware the Parish Council is consulted on planning applications, alongside residents. It is Rother District Council which makes the decision on whether applications are approved or not.
Today the Parish Office will finally be reopening to the public. Normal pre Covid opening hours will resume...
Tuesdays and Thursdays 2-4pm and other times by arrangement. Enter via the blue front door to the Youth Centre, opposite the car park to The George Inn.
We look forward to seeing you again in person whether you need some pink recycling bags, you have a query about the cemetery, wish to report that a village amenity needs attention, or even can offer some time to help in the local community.
Our prizewinners are:
Mountfield vineyard tour for "Corgi Cordially Invited for Pimms" by Neil Shuttleworth
Fisherwood Alpaca Experience for "Meeting Queenie in Station Road" by Purdy Atkinson/Atkinson family
Nosh Burgers for "Jubilee Cottage" by Jane Turner/Turner family
THANK YOU EVERYONE for taking part in the competition, and to our roving volunteer photographers we recruited especially for the weekend. Jubilee photos will be posted on Facebook and added here to our website over the next few weeks.
There will be a Planning Committee Meeting on Monday 6th June 2022 at Robertsbridge Youth Centre at 7.30pm. PLEASE NOTE THAT PLANNING MEETINGS HAVE NOW MOVED FROM THURSDAY TO MONDAY.
The press and public are welcome to attend and up to 15 minutes will be allowed at the start of the meeting for public comments and questions. The agenda for the meeting will be available on the 'Council Meetings' page three days prior. See the Notice of Meeting.
We invite you to join us at the main local community event for Salehurst and Robertsbridge residents, which is being organised for Saturday 4th June. This will be a free non ticketed event in Station Road. Further details can be found on our Jubilee pages on this website or on the Robertsbridge Platinum Jubilee Facebook page for those who use Facebook. The brochure for the event is available here to view and print, or printed copies are available in local shops. Thank you to all the volunteers who are busy preparing for this event. Tell your family and friends and come along and join in the fun. There are a number of other events being organised in the village over Jubilee weekend by local groups and businesses, details for which are published on our website here
The Parish Council is very sorry to announce the resignation of Cllr James Tucker, who sadly finds he is no longer able to dedicate the time he would like to, due to work commitments. Thank you James for your contribution to the Parish Council.
You can see the statutory Notice of Vacancy here
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