South Downs National Park Renewable Energy Study
10 April 2024

Land Use Consultants (LUC) is working together with South Downs National Park Authority (SDNPA) to prepare a Renewable Energy Study which assesses submitted sites for renewable energy and provides policy advice to support community and small-scale energy proposals.

SDNPA is also working with Energise South Downs to understand the needs and aspirations of communities in the National Park to reduce reliance on fossil fuels. They are seeking valuable local knowledge and feedback on renewable energy developments within the National Park.

There are a couple of ways in which you can provide comments to help shape the process moving forward:

  • You can explore the interactive map and leave comments.
  • You can complete a short online survey. This will take a couple of minutes, and needs to be completed by Friday 10th May.

To access the map and survey, click the link below:

South Downs National Park Renewable Energy Consultation hub

09 March 2024


Saturday 13th - Sunday 14th April 2024

There will be a 6-minute firework display at 9.45pm on Saturday 13th April, at the Goodwood Motor Circuit for the Members Meeting Event.

Please allow 10 minutes either side of this time, depending if the event is running on time.

Nicole MacAskill

Executive Assistant to Estate Managing Director



West Sussex,

PO18 0PX

T: 01243 755043

B2141: Road Closure due to Flooding
07 March 2024




07 March 2024

NOTICE IS hereby given that in pursuance of the provisions of Section 14(2) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act, 1984, as amended, the use of B2141 CHILGROVE ROAD, LAVANT from junction with A286 YARNBROOK to junction with EAST MARDEN ROAD is temporarily prohibited from 07/03/24

The restriction will be in place 24hrs.

This emergency closure is necessary to allow WSCC Highways closure due to the River Lavant bursting its bank causing flooding. The closure will be in place until the water recedes.

It is anticipated the works will be completed by 15/03/24.

Emergency vehicle, Residential and Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times.

The alternative route for traffic will be signed on site (see attached map).

This notice will be effective for a maximum of 21 days from the date given above.

Any queries about the effect of the closure on traffic using the highway please contact the West Sussex Contact Centre on 01243 642105.

Any queries about the nature of works please contact WSCC HIGHWAYS/BALFOUR BEATTY - 01243 642105.

Matt Davey

Assistant Director of Highways, Transport and Planning

Ash dieback works: Traffic Restrictions B2141
07 March 2024

West Sussex County Council have announced their ongoing ash dieback programme of works, due to take place on the place on the on the B2141 between Chilgrove road and East Marden Hill.

Works are scheduled to commence Friday 8th March – Thursday 28th March 2024.

All works will take place between 09:30 – 15:30, weekdays only, under multi-way lights.

On the B2141 Marden Hill to Hooksway Lane works are scheduled to commence Tuesday 2nd April – Tuesday 9th April 2024.

All works will take place between 09:30 – 15:30, weekdays only, under multi-way lights.

See the attached notices for maps with the location of works.

30 January 2024

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The construction works for the new access ramp at West Dean will be undertaken over a five week period from January 26 2024. Edburton the contractor are mobilising to site January 29th and the Centurion Way permissive path will be closed temporarily until 1st March in West Dean. Temporary Closure Notices are erected adjacent to the works site and also on the Centurion Way at Binderton Bridge, advising of the alternate routes to/from West Dean, via Bridleway 457 & 455 or the paved path adjacent to the A286 (see attached).

Whilst we apologise for any temporary inconvenience, we look forward to providing the new access ramp which will provide a permanent ‘at grade’ connection to the highly popular Centurion Way path, that will particularly benefit the less agile; users with mobility scooters; push/wheel chairs; and cyclists.


  • Friday 26th January - Site set-up
  • Works period 5 weeks Monday 29th January – Friday 1st March
  • Selection of Construction Drawings attached
  • Temporary Path Closure Notices erected on works area boundary, and at Binderton Bridge advising of alternate route options (see attached)
  • Local stakeholder groups advised of TPC and works
  • Access and deliveries to site via A286 and not Motor Road
  • Access gate from A286 to remain locked at all times and only opened per delivery
  • Material and plant deliveries (few in number) to avoid school drop-off / collection times
  • Additional herras panels with debris netting, 1.8m high, to be affixed to, and above the school boundary fence to create 3m+ high screen of the site from adjacent pre-school cabin and yard area (fixing points adjacent to concrete posts)
  • Where possible, significant excavation works (eg tree roots) close to the boundary, to be programmed for empty periods of the pre-school cabin and yard area. Note: Pre-school children have free access to cabin courtyard. Lunchtime 12-13:00 (cabin empty), day ends at 14:30
  • WD School closed for half term from Friday 9th Feb pm – Monday 19th am

23 January 2024

Lavant is seeking applications from candidates interested in this varied role, providing professional support and guidance to councillors.

In consultation with the Chair and Vice-Chair, you will arrange meetings, issue agendas, prepare minutes, offer advice and be the point of contact for members of the public. In addition you will be responsible for monitoring and control of expenditure within approved budgets, and with an appropriate audit trail. The successful candidate should have good interpersonal skills and be able to communicate with councillors and local residents. Good administrative, numeracy, bookkeeping and current IT skills are essential, as is the ability to work on your own initiative.

· Hours : 12 hours per week

· Place of work: Home based with evening attendance at meetings (typically one evening every month)

· Rate of pay: £18 p.h. negotiable depending upon relevant qualifications

· Holidays: 28days (pro-rata) inclusive of public holidays

· Closing date: 1st March, 2024

· Start date: to be agreed

Please send your CV with a covering letter by email to:

Bus Shelter Notice Board
17 January 2024

Oakford Homes have very kindly provided the village with two new wooden bus shelters. Please respect them and do not staple notices to the wooden walls. Please use the pin boards provided.IMG_3929Bus shelter conv.jpeg

Bus Shelter Installation A286, Eastmead, Mid Lavant
21 December 2023

On 8th January 2024, Oakwood Homes will begin the removal of the present bus shelters and the installation of new ones. This will take place on both sides of the A286 at the entrance to the new Eastmead estate in Mid Lavant. From 8th -11th January, temporary barriers will be set up as an area for those awaiting the bus.

The new shelters will be available for use from January 12th.

Fireworks at Goodwood
16 October 2023

Please find detailed below the timings for fireworks, daytime and evening, taking place during the Autumn and early Winter 2023


At Goodwood House

Friday 27th Start time between 9pm to 9.30pm approximately, for 30 minutes


At The Kennels

Friday 3rd 7.30pm for 15 minutes

Saturday 4th7.30pm for 15 minutes

Sunday 5th7.30pm for 15 minutes


At Goodwood House - Club & GRRC Annual Christmas Parties

Tuesday 5th approximately at 20.05 for 15 minutes

Wednesday 6thapproximately at 20.00 for 15 minutes

Thursday 7thapproximately at 20.00 for 15 minutes

Friday 8th approximately at 20.00 for 15 minutes

Please do allow up to 10 minutes in case the evening is running slightly late.

The Hotel are not having any events where fireworks will be used, and has no events on New Year's Eve.

Withdrawal of Lavant Green Defence Management
19 May 2023
Burn Better - Environmental Protection
04 May 2021

Neighbour Hood Advice From Our Environment Protection Team

Do You Still Use a Fireplace/ Stoves. Please read this link Burn Better Environment

Please could we ask Residents to bear this advice in mind when using fireplaces or wood burning stoves .

Witnessed a crime?
01 July 2020

If you've witnessed or been the victim of crime, please report it here. It will help Sussex Police to bring the offender to justice and make sure this doesn't happen to anyone else. Just answer a few quick questions on this webpage to find out the best way to get in touch. The kind of information you provide plays a huge part in how Sussex Police plan their policing.

Click here to go straight to the Sussex Police - How to Report a Crime