There is currently some work being done on the land north of Ryecroft Road which has caused some concern to residents. This was originally due to be done in January but the contractor KPS couldn’t accommodate the dates required so are carrying out some of the work this week and will then do a couple more days in January. They won’t be working beyond tomorrow and won’t return until after the new year.
They are retaining the boundary trees along London Road and Ryecroft Road as well as the footpath. They are seeking to cut back the self-seeded whips, the self-seeded silver birch, scrub and growth. They are not looking to remove any trees of merit which form part of the boundary to the footpath Ryecroft Road, or London Road, or substantial specimens.
This land was not allocated in the Neighbourhood Plan but was also not available at the time so couldn’t be allocated. Further sites in Mid Sussex are required to meet housing numbers in the Mid Sussex District Plan so various additional sites will need to be considered across the district. The developer Devine Homes is looking at this site and is in consultation with the Parish Council at the moment. It is still at an early stage and there is no planning application.
Daniel Corcoran is the Planning Manager at Devine Homes. He has been in Bolney this morning and spoken to a few walkers about the work there and he will also be at the site some time tomorrow morning. He is very happy to speak to any residents who have questions and can be contacted on 01737 274834 or 07957 760737.
Residents are welcome to attend parish council and planning meetings and can ask a question prior to the start of the meeting in the public session. Our next meeting is this evening at 8pm at The Rawson Hall