Road Closures – Itchenor

Residents are advised that The Street, Itchenor Road, Shipton Green Lane and Itchenor Road, West Itchenor are all temporarily prohibited from 25th February 2014.
This closure is necessary to allow pre surface dressing patching to take place.   It is anticipated the works will be completed in 3 days.
Residential/Pedestrian/Emergency access will be maintained.
For full details please click this link.

New Local Plan 2014 – 2029

Publication under Regulation 19 Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012

Following the Regulation 18 “Preferred Approach” consultations that took place in spring and summer 2013, the responses received and further technical work have been considered to aid the preparation of a Proposed Submission Local Plan. This has been published prior to its submission to the Secretary of State to allow for representations to be made on its soundness and legal compliance.

Representations can be made from 9am Friday 8 November until 5pm Monday 6 January 2014.

Please use the link below to view the documents and make representations.


Autumn Newsletter

The Autumn Newsletter has now been delivered to all the households in the village.  You can view an online version by clicking on the Newsletters page of this website.

Summer Newsletter

The summer newsletter detailing the purpose of a Neighbourhood Plan has now been delivered to every household and business in the village.  Along with it a questionnaire that the Parish Council would urge residents to complete and return.  A copy of the newsletter is on the newsletters page and a copy of the questionnaire can be downloaded here.


CCTV Update

The Parish Council is aware that guidance from the Information Commissioner governing CCTV is being updated.  Plans to progress CCTV in the village have therefore been put on hold until such time that the revised guidance has been published.

CCTV & Broadband Update

As reported in the Spring 2013 newsletter, the Parish Council has been looking into the possibility of installing CCTV as a crime prevention measure.

At the Parish Meeting on 16 May PC Dave Lyons spoke about the crime prevention merits of the Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) system and CCTV in general. Cllr Alastair Spencer also gave an outline presentation on the proposal for CCTV.

The Parish Council would like to take the opportunity to update residents on the proposals as the Parish Meeting raised a number of issues.

At the time of going to press 47 residents have responded to the Parish Council article in regard to the proposal for CCTV. Of these responses 28 were in favour of CCTV, 15 were against CCTV and a further 4 liked the idea in principle but could not support the proposal because of concerns about the coverage area of CCTV and/or the costs of supplying and maintaining it.

The Parish Council feels that there is enough support at this stage to pursue investigations into the provision of a CCTV system. Further investigations will look into the difference between the various systems available and appropriate professional advice will be sought.

Once the Parish Council is satisfied that it has fully investigated the options; which type of system, costs, funding and location, it will arrange a public meeting. The purpose of this meeting will be to update residents on the options and establish the level of support for an appropriate system either on a permanent or trial basis.

The Parish Council would like to take this opportunity to thank all residents who have already made their views known and to reassure residents that all views will be taken into consideration.

As also mentioned at the Parish Meeting we are pleased to advise you that West Sussex County Council have, as expected, reached agreement with BT for the installation of a fibre optic high speed broadband network for the county. It is expected that the rollout will start soon and when connected residents should see a significant increase in download and upload speeds. As yet no date has been posted for the conversion of the Birdham exchange, we will let you know when we are advised.

New Councillor

The Parish Council would like to welcome its new Councillor, Chris Watson. Chris was co-opted onto the Council on Tuesday 21st May 2013.