Steep Parish Council

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.

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New community accessible defibrillator

Thanks to an anonymous donation from a parish resident, a new community accessible defibrillator has been installed at the entrance to Steep Village Hall.
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.

Contact us

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

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Statutory Review - SDNPA Local Plan

The First Local Plan for the South Downs National Park was adopted by the National Park Authority on 2nd July. As explained in earlier up-dates, the new plan incorporates the Church Road site next to the Village Hall and opposite the Mill Lane junction within the settlement boundary for the village. It has been identified by SDNPA as having the potential for between 8 and 12 houses.

The largest part of the site is in the trusteeship of the Steep in Need Charity and a smaller portion belongs to the Village Hall (also a Charity - the Steep War Memorial Village Club). The Parish Council had discussed the topic recently and re-affirmed its wish to ensure that there should be the best possible community consultation on any proposals for this important site in the heart of the village.

Following the adoption of the plan, we had intended to hold an initial public consultation event on 26th October in conjunction with the two charities. However, it has come to light that a legal challenge has been lodged against the Local Plan by a local resident. Until this judicial review process has run its course, we do not think it is appropriate to proceed with the planned consultation.

We will keep residents informed of future developments.

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 4th November 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 4th November 2019 at 7.00pm the Steep Village Hall.

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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