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December Newsletter
Saturday 08 December 2018

Bosham Association 
representing the Village to elected and other authority

For those of you not there…the format, whereby members of the committee talked about their own interest areas, appeared to go down well.   Dick Pratt, Margaret Devitt and Jenny Morris spoke with passion on their subjects (respectively planning, hedges and 20mph) but line Honours to Howard Mackenzie Wilson for educating a remarkably attentive audience, given the nature of the subject, on Bosham’s sewerage and watercourses.  This Master of Drains particularly appreciated that, within 24 hours of his homily, a number of of you had cleared the leaves and drains outside your houses!   Please can we remind everyone that doing this really does help keep the village free of flash flooding.  Summaries of the talks and the draft Minutes (they cannot be more until the AGM next year) will be on the website soon.  

Matters Arising:
Parish Councils all over the country, are reviewing their Neighbourhood Plans.   When questioned about that for Bosham, the representative from ours said that they had no such plans to review.   Which surprised many. 

For the avoidance of doubt this is entirely different from the CDC Local Plan Review.   As Dick said in his AGM presentation, this latter has profound consequences for Bosham.   In particular, there is a very real threat to the Strategic Gap (“a protected lung” or so we thought, between Fishbourne and Bosham).   1500 houses to the west of Fishbourne have already been agreed.   There are 300 in the pipeline for Highgrove (250 on top of the 50 already allocated).   And that’s before any need CDC may have to ear-mark further land to meet their central government requirement;  perhaps were other areas manage to block their own allocation.

The BPC are explaining their approach to the CDC Local Plan on Tuesday 11th December from 2.30 to 4 in the Parish Recreation Room, from 4.30 to 6 in St Nicholas Church Hall and from 6.30 to 7.50 in the Village Hall itself.   We urge you to go.   And to question the BPC and their Consultants both on their response to the Review and their attitude to the NP.  

There is a wider national element to all of this.  We know there is something of a groundswell to campaign for a change to the policy that refuses to allow the village to meet some of its housing “quota” from derelict and abandoned sites within the settlement area.

20mph update:
The relevant County Council official will meet with us next week to consider the design implications of this project’s instigation. 

We are puzzled by recent decisions on allowing/disallowing Tree Preservation Orders.   To which end we are investigating the policy and its underlying principles with the CDC’s Tree Officer.  We’ll let you know where we get to. 

Hedges overhanging footpaths and pavements:
We are passing on a plea from BA members that residents keep their hedges trimmed to ease the passage of walkers.

STOP PRESS: Current Planning Application pertaining to Grey Thatch, Harbour Way, Chidham Withdrawn.
Whilst of itself this is good news, the implications for any similar subsequent Application would be so profound for the Harbour as a whole we will be keeping abreast of the situation.