Public exhibition about draft Joint Minerals Local Plan for West Sussex arranged

Public drop-in to take place in Steyning on Monday, May 23.


Release date:  10 May 2016

A public exhibition about West Sussex’s draft Joint Minerals Local Plan is to take place in Steyning.

West Sussex County Council has organised the public drop-in session at the Steyning Centre (Coombe Court), Fletcher’s Croft, Steyning, BN44 3XZ on Monday, May 23.

The exhibition will run from 3pm to 8pm.

Residents can ask questions and raise concerns face to face with County Council officers during the session.

The draft plan sets out a vision for how minerals will be produced, supplied and transported in West Sussex until 2033.

West Sussex County Council and the South Downs National Park Authority prepared the plan together.

Under the proposals, two sites have been allocated to help meet the need for minerals in West Sussex.

These are:

·         Ham Farm, near Steyning (soft sand); and

·         An extension to West Hoathly Brickworks, West Hoathly (brick clay).

West Sussex County Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, John O’Brien, said: “We want to make sure we understand the potential impact of our proposals on the local community.

“That’s why we’ve organised this drop-in event – so the public can come along and talk to officers.

“Please join us and meet our officers. We want to listen and also to explain the plan in greater detail.”

The public consultation about the draft plan is live and running until Friday, June 17.

You can take part online here.

The draft plan will also be discussed at the next Chanctonbury County Local Committee meeting.

A date, time and venue for the next meeting will be announced soon.

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