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14 January 2019 - CDC Press release - Formal response regarding Chichester A27 proposals is received
The Leader of Chichester District Council has received the formal written response regarding the rejected A27 proposals from Highways England.
The letter, from Highways England, follows a meeting that took place last month between Chichester District Council; the West Sussex County Council; and Chichester MP, Gillian Keegan.
"The detailed letter confirms the discussions that we had with Highways England, in December. We are still extremely disappointed with the response, but we remain determined to continue to campaign on this issue to ensure that a positive solution is found as an improved A27 is absolutely vital for the whole district.
"I will be meeting with Louise Goldsmith, Leader of West Sussex County Council, and Gillian Keegan on January 25 to discuss and reflect on the letter and talk through what the next steps should be."
The letter outlines the reasons why neither of the options would be feasible.
Highways England write that it is clear that both presented options, the Mitigated Northern and Mitigated Southern routes, have 'considerable issues to delivery that cannot at this time be overcome'.
It states: "This, along with the considerable costs without increased benefits mean the scheme would not represent value for money and therefore it is not possible to take a major improvement of the Chichester bypass forward at this time."
28 November 2018 - Chichester’s Local Plan Review approved for public consultation
A review of housing provision in Chichester District over the next 15 years has been approved for a public consultation.
At their meeting on Tuesday November 20, Chichester District councillors gave the go ahead for the Local Plan Review: Preferred Approach document to go out to public consultation for eight weeks, starting on 13 December 2018.
The document sets out the council's proposed planning strategy for the period up to 2035, including the amount and location of proposed development.
The Local Plan does not include areas within the South Downs National Park. These areas are subject to a separate plan undertaken by the South Downs National Park Authority (SDNPA).
Members of the public will be able to view documents and information at www.chichester.gov.uk/localplanreview from 13 December.
The consultation will take place over an extended period to take account of Christmas and New Year, and will end on 7 February 2019.
26 October 2018 - South Chichester County Local Committee
The next public meeting is on 30th October at County Hall.
For more information click here
24 September 2018 - New Newsletter out now!
Read all about it! Lavant Parish Council newsletter can be read under "village information" tab.
09 July 2018 - STAY FOOD SAFE IN THIS HEATWAVE!
For residents planning a barbecue or picnic during the warm weather, Chichester District Council and the Food Standards Agency (FSA) have some advice to help make it a success.
"Many people think that food poisoning is just a passing stomach bug but it can be very serious," says Councillor Eileen Lintill, Cabinet Member for Community Services at Chichester District Council. "Anyone in the family could get food poisoning but children and elderly people are especially at risk.
"We know lots of residents will be hosting barbecues for their family and friends and going on picnics this summer. By following our food safety advice, people can have a great time and stay healthy."
In hot weather, it is important to keep food chilled where possible to prevent harmful bacteria growing. It is best to keep food in the fridge until it is needed, but this is not always possible at a barbecue or picnic. For these occasions, using a cool box with ice and frozen gel packs distributed throughout is a good way to keep food chilled.
When food is left out at room temperature for too long, the risk of bacteria increases which makes it unsafe to eat. Leftover food should be stored in the fridge as soon as it has cooled or put back in the cool box. Any food left out for longer than two hours should be thrown away to minimise the risk of food poisoning.
22 May 2018 - Lavant Parish Council Open letter re A27 sent to MP, WSCC, CDC, SDNP
Lavant Parish Council has sent an open letter signed by three Parish Councils and 2 residents' associations concerning the A27 consultation. To read the letter click here
28 March 2018 - Lavant Parish Council Statement for WSCC A27 Consultation
Following the public meeting at St Nicholas Church on Thursday 22nd March, Lavant Parish Council has issued a statement which has been sent to WSCC A27 consultation.
To read the statement click here
The Minutes of that meeting can be read here
07 March 2018 - Eastmead Industrial Estate plans for development
For residents who were unable to go to the presentation at Lavant Memorial Hall please find the information here
28 February 2018 - Severe weather advice issued by council - Farmers' Market cancelled 2nd March
Chichester District Council is warning residents to stay safe and warm over the next few days, when severe weather conditions are due to reach the area.
Due to the weather forecast, the council has made the decision to cancel this week's Farmers' Market, which was due to take place on Friday 2 March .
"At the moment, the snow is meant to reach our area on Thursday and Friday. Although we don't like cancelling the Farmers' Market, we feel that this is in the best interest of residents, visitors and the market stallholders. At the moment heavy snow is due on Friday and so for safety reasons we feel that this is the right decision to make," says Councillor John Connor, Cabinet Member for Environment Services at Chichester District Council.
The council is also advising residents that any severe weather may affect refuse and recycling collections, but to still keep their bins out.
"It is difficult to predict how bad the weather conditions are going to be. However, we want to reassure residents that if we can't reach them on their usual day, we will empty their bin just as soon as we can. Residents just need to make sure that their bins are left out. We will also be providing regular updates on our website and social media sites" says Cllr Roger Barrow, Cabinet Member for Resident Services at Chichester District Council.
23 February 2018 - People encouraged to comment on ideas for helping dog walkers protect migrating birds in Chichester Harbour
Dog lovers in Chichester District are backing a new project aimed at ensuring owners can walk their animals while also protecting Chichester Harbour's internationally important migrating birds.
The project is being led by Chichester District Council with support from Chichester Harbour Conservancy and the National Trust. The idea is to create a network of exciting dog activity areas outside the harbour, providing fun and fitness for owners and their dog.
Features could include, dog tunnels, weaves, jumps, balance equipment and hopefully dog ponds that can be used all year round, especially in winter, which will hopefully reduce the disturbance to our visiting winter wading birds.
Members of the public are being asked for their ideas as part of a public consultation which ends on Friday 31 March. People can comment at www.chichester.gov.uk/currentconsultations
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