Steep Parish Council

Ashford Hangers Volunteer Day

Ashford Hangers Volunteer Day Sunday 24th November @ 10.00 a.m. (meet at Ashford Farm, Ashford Lane, Steep GU32 1AA) please come and join us. Equipment (and refreshments) will be provided

We would love some help on Sunday 24th November to help with clearance on the Hangers.

This is a great day to get out and enjoy the beautiful countryside we live in whilst giving back to our community. All ages and abilities welcome.


Learn how to use our new community accessible defibrillator In conjunction with Saving Lives Together.

A training sessions for residents to learn how to use it is to be organised for the Autumn - please watch this space for more information.

Saturday, 7th December Steep Village Hall - 11.00-1.00

Temporarry Closure - Farnham Road & Burntash Lane

NOTICE is hereby given that not less than seven days from the date of this notice, East Hampshire District Council pursuant to an arrangement entered into under Section 19 of the Local Government Act 2000, with the Council of the County of Hampshire, intend to make an Order under Section 14 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, the effect of which will be to prohibit any vehicle from proceeding along a length of Farnham Road and Burntash Lane, Petersfield, from approximately 18 metres north-east of 17 Farnham Road to the entrance of Quarry Cottage, Burntash Lane.

Dated this thirteenth day of September 2019, for graphical diplay click Here.

Adoption of the Local Plan on 2nd July

Adoption of the South Downs Local Plan

We are very pleased to inform you that the full South Downs National Park Authority unanimously voted to formally adopt the South Downs Local Plan on 02 July 2019.

You can sign up for further regular news on planning issues in the South Downs by visiting: Here.

Contact us

If you wish to contact the Parish Council then please
(Jenny Hollington),or telephone her on 01730-267784

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Following adoption of the South Downs Local Plan incorporating the Church Road site within the settlement boundary of the village with the potential for between 8 and 12 houses, a legal challenge has been lodged in the High Court by a local resident. Although initially dismissed by the High Court, the applicant has sought a review, and a hearing is to be held on 19th November - we will keep residents informed of the outcome of this action.

However, Steep Parish Council is aware of anxiety being expressed by some residents about the future of the land. As we have said publicly since the original proposal was made by the SDNPA, Steep Parish Council unanimously supports the reclassification of the land. Such a change will have the possibility of satisfying two of the key community priorities identified in the formally adopted 2012 Parish Plan: - A modest increase in the affordable housing stock aimed principally at the elderly and young families with local connections - A more effective centre for Steep around the Village Hall.

Current ideas being tested also hold out the prospect of a financial dividend to be reinvested in the Steep community; a basis for securing the long-term future of the Village Hall; an increase in the amount of publicly accessible open space in the village; and a more respectful siting for the War Memorial. Bringing these ideas to fruition will take time and will need to include a number of opportunities for community involvement.

To start this discussion, Steep Parish Council will be holding a Community Update session on Saturday 30 November, 2019 in the Village Hall at 11.00 a.m. This will provide an opportunity to remind everyone of the complex history of this site and the responsibilities of the land-owners (Steep in Need and Steep War Memorial Village Club). More importantly, it will enable us to explore the possibility of significant gains to be made by coming together as a community in influencing the future of this important site in the heart of Steep.

Any questions to Jenny Hollington, Steep Parish Clerk

Council meetings.

Steep Parish Council meet every month, usually at the Village Hall, for a full meeting. The agenda is posted on the village noticeboards in Steep and Steep Marsh as well as on this website. Our elected representatives from East Hampshire District Council and Hampshire County Council are usually present every other month.

Parishioners and members of the public are welcome to attend all meetings and one agenda item allows for 'public comment'.

The next full meeting of the Parish Council will be held on Monday 2nd December 2019 at 7.30pm in the Steep Village Hall. The agenda is available and can be viewed here.

Future meeting dates can be viewed here

Planning committee.

There are also separate planning committee meetings held as needed to discuss planning applications.

The next meeting of the Planning Committee will be held on Monday 2nd December 2019 at 7.00pm the Steep Village Hall. The agenda is available and can be viewed here.

Minutes of meetings.

The minutes of Parish Council meetings and Planning Committee meetings are available on the Meeting minutes page of this website.These are in draft form until formally approved.

Accounts and Audit regulations.

Any person interested has the right to inspect the accounting records of Steep Parish Council for the financial year 2018/2019. The Internal Audit has been completed. For details as to how to view these records please read the notice here. The relevant documents are available on the Transparency Code page of this website.

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