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The Barn Planning Application

02 May 2017 09:45

The decision on this application has now been delayed until sometime in June. Everyone who submitted a comment to MSDC will be advised of the next steps.

I’d also like to thank all residents who took the time to respond to this planning application. There were over 100 comments from people throughout the Village both in support and against the proposals.

We met with Perfect Start Nurseries to find ways to arrive at an outcome that was beneficial to everyone. They too have arranged further meetings with Crest and they have also spoken at length to MSDC. All we can say at this time is "watch this space"

Please remember that the Community Interest Company did NOT object to the nursery in and of itself. We objected to the outcome of increased traffic, increased noise and the loss of the garden as a local amenity. It is interesting to note that West Sussex County Council (WSCC) also objected on the grounds of traffic impact. It is clear that the Barn needs to be used for something that supports the needs of the Village and a Nursery would seem to meet that need.