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June Newsletter
Tuesday 12 June 2018

Bosham Association 
representing the Village to elected and other authority

Our Agenda was short; our discussions long. For we had our County Councillor, Louise Goldsmith, as our guest.

20mph speed limits
Our primary purpose was to talk traffic management, particularly provision of a “20 is plenty” speed limit in certain parts of the village:  namely Walton Lane and then its continuation into Bosham Lane as well as the area north of the A259 between (and including) Station Road and Brooks Lane.

Although such provision formed part of the Neighbourhood Plan, Louise explained there would need to be as substantial a body of evidence of current views as was possible to achieve.  We discussed other successful campaigns within her electoral division, took copious notes and are now putting together an action plan which will include householder surveys of those who live, drive, cycle or walk in the affected areas.

Such a speed limit could be combined with changes in the visual landscape on entering/leaving the village and around the Broadbridge shopping area.   Louise explained the body of evidence that was building to show that provision of verge gates/planters as well as “20 is plenty” signs can change the behaviour of drivers.  

But as we say, before that we have to meticulously build our case.  It is a chance for us, as the Bosham community, to say what we want.  When that is done then we (and the Parish Council who have said they would willingly support us) will present our findings to the County Council, where it will wend its way through the County’s committee on Traffic Regulation Orders.   And if that goes well, the Police will be formally consulted.  Not quick.  And with no guarantee of success.  If you would like to help, are prepared to canvass or leaflet drop in your own area, or have ideas of what you would like to see, please reply to this email!

We also discussed other suggested traffic management devices around Williams and Station Road, as had been made at the consultations last year.  Louise reported that the initial thoughts of WSCC engineers had been positive and this will be taken further.  We finally asked about a possible pedestrian crossing at the top of Walton Lane to Brookes Lane.  This would have the somewhat surprising (anyway to us) price tag of £48,000.  So it may take a while to achieve…..

Trippet Wall:
Louise confirmed the Trippet Wall would be re-built soon (and before the Equinox and its possible storms).

Other matters:
We submitted our objection to the Planning Application for land in Chidham, opposite Burnes.  There is a substantial body of objections here but we understand that this is mostly a legal issue.  No decision has been made.  Thanks to those who followed our objection update on Highgrove.  We await the final decision.  We are also taking up with the contractors on the Hospice site about the provision for parking, where it appears planning conditions are being ignored.  We are also seeking further clarification on the Hospice’s lighting plan. Finally, we have been offered some disease-resistant elm saplings and will be considering where they might best be planted.