Public Notice; Site Allocation DPD Public Consultation update:

Ardingly Parish Council would like to thank everyone who has taken the time to respond to MSDC regarding the Site Allocation Development Plan Document (DPD). These responses are important in helping to inform MSDC.

Following the Information Morning the Parish Council have also submitted a response to the Consultation which you can find below for your information. The response will also be available to view at the Tuesday Surgery held at Hapstead Hall each week  between the hours of 10am and 12pm.

SA 25 APC response to MSDC – 20.11.19

Ardingly Parish Council have created a Working Party to focus on this important issue and will continue to facilitate the village and make representation through the process with MSDC and we will share further information with Parishioners as we progress.

So that you are aware the next steps from MSDC are as follows:

  • Once MSDC have processed all of the responses, they will publish a summary report online. This is likely to be early next year.
  • MSDC will be reporting back a summary of the issues raised per site/policy, and their response to these. Unfortunately they don’t have the resources to respond individually to each comment made by each respondent, however they will pick up the broad themes and highlight any areas that need addressing.
  • Where it is necessary, MSDC will propose amedntments to the sites DPD; this will then be subject to a second consultataion, anticpated fpr spring next year. there is no specific date set at present however it will be advertised and the Parish Council will also advise once this date is set.
  • The comments recived by MSDC during the round of consultataion will be submitted to the Planning Insoector alongside the submission (i.e MSDC’s final proposed version) of the sites DPD and all the evidence base documents.
  • The Inspector will then examine all of the material and form a view on wether the sites DPD is sound and can be adopted. The examination is likely to be around the end of 2020.

Once again we thank everyone who has responded to this first consultation.

Ardingly Parish Council

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Draft Site Allocations Development Plan Document – Public Consultation

Mid Sussex District Council has published the Site Allocations Development Plan Document for Public consultation from the 9th of October, closing midnight on the 20th of November 2019.

Ardingly Parish Council would like to advise the residents of Ardingly that site SA25, Land West of Selsfield Road Ardingly, (The Showground Red Car park) has been identified by MSDC as a viable site for 100 New homes.  Information on the location of site SA25 can be found online on the MSDC website (link below) along with all other supporting documents for the allocation of SA25.

Ardingly Parish Council would like to encourage all residents of Ardingly to view the Site Allocation Development Plan Document and provide their comments on site SA25 to the Public Consultation. The Parish Council would also like to take this opportunity to inform residents that the Parish Council will also submit comments to the Public Consultation.

Public Comments can be submitted in the following ways:
Online: Online Form at
Post to: Planning Policy, Mid Sussex District Council, Oaklands, Oaklands Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 1SS
E-mail to:

Responses must be received by midnight on the 20th November 2019.

All responses made through the consultation will be carefully considered by MSDC, so it is vital that residents use this opportunity to give their view on the site SA25.

If you have any queries about the consultation you can email Planning at MSDC directly or telephone (01444) 477053.

Residents can also contact the Parish Clerk if they require support and at the weekly Tuesday Clerk’s surgery, held at Hapstead Hall between 10am and 12pm there will be displays of the Allocation Development Plan for site SA25, Land West of Selsfield Road Ardingly, (The Showground Red Car Park).

The Parish council will give further updates and share information as it becomes available in the following ways:

Contact details for the Parish Clerk;

Bernadette Cox, E mail: Telephone: 01444 226 209

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Sign up to coldAlert – a free service for Sussex residents that alerts you to severe cold weather events

coldAlert is a free service for Sussex residents, which alerts you to severe cold weather events before they happen.

coldAlerts are sent directly to you 24 to 48 hours before a cold weather event is expected.  You can choose how you receive coldAlerts either via mobile App, text, automated voice message (to your home phone) or by email – it’s easy and free!

Receiving a coldAlert can help you prepare by prompting you to heating your home, to stock up on supplies of hot food and drinks and medication, it can also act as a reminder to wear extra layers of clothing when going outside in the forecast cold conditions.

Who should register for coldAlerts?  Carers of elderly relatives or friends, parents of young children and people with health conditions (e.g. arthritis, heart or lung conditions) that worsen in severe cold weather, could benefit from receiving coldAlerts.   To receive coldAlerts simply download the airAlert App (from the App Store or Google Play and subscribe to the coldAlert service), register at or call us on 01273 484337.

The service is managed by the Sussex Air Quality Partnership and funded by the Sussex local authorities & Public Health.
Helping you prepare for severe cold weather

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Shared Ownership Opportunity in Ardingly – Plover Place – 2 bed semi-detached house

Shared ownership opportunity in Ardingly – 2 bedroom semi detached house presented in excellent condition.  Applicants will need be able to demonstrate a local connection to Mid Sussex and priority will be given to those who live, work  or have a family connection in Ardingly or the surrounding parishes.  Applicants must also be registered with Help To Buy.
For further information contact Raven Homes on 0300 303 3855 or follow the link

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Mid Sussex Older People’s Council continues with free one to one IT sessions

Ardingly College Monday afternoons (in term time only) from 4.20 – 5.20pm.  Are you having problems with your phone, laptop or iPad?  Then why not pop along to the free sessions being held during the Autumn term.  Located in the Lower Library at Ardingly College – just follow the MSOPC signs, you will even find a few car parking spaces reserved specifically for MSOPC.  No need to book just turn up from Monday, 10th September 2018.  For further information contact 01444 242760 or email


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Ardingly Safer Streets Scarecrow Festival

The Ardingly Safer Streets Scarecrow Festival held another successful event this year.  Well done to all those that took part in an effort to reduce the speed of traffic through the village, lots of effort was put into the fabulous scarecrows.   Safer Streets in Ardingly can be found on Facebook for further information.  Thanks to Hansons UK who kindly sponsored this years festival.

The Parish Council represented at the Scarecrow Festival


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Discount Travel Information

Please note that Metrobus have introduced a new 25% Student Discount that replaces the Student 3in1 scheme that is now ending.  25% of the adult bus fare for Crawley Metrorider period tickets – Horsham Metrorider period tickets – Metrovoyager period tickets only when purchased on the key smartcard.  For further details contact 01293 449191 or go to the Metrobus website or see the attached Metro Bus Poster

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