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Possible future housing development in Westbourne

In May of this year, Chichester District Council (CDC) published the most recent version of the Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA). The SHLAA identifies sites within the district that may have future potential for housing development. This includes sites promoted by developers, landowners, key organisations and members of the public.      Click here for map of sites

The following sites have been identified: WB08141, WB08142, WB01843, WB08148, WB0901, WB1453 and WB1454.  However, only one of the sites is seen as having potential for development in the period 2014-2029 and this is site WB08143 (Long Copse Lane/North Street). The conclusion arrived at by CDC (P44) is that “Development plan documents will revise and refresh policies and review existing settlement boundaries. In that respect this site could be suitable for housing” (18 potential dwellings).

If you have any questions or concerns about the information in this article, I would suggest you contact either Westbourne Parish Council or Chichester District Council.


Give West Sussex County Council your views on a 20mph speed limit for residential roads in Westbourne – Have Your Say

Just a reminder to all. Closing date is 31st August for your comments.  See item below for full details


Outdoor exercise equipment for Westbourne

A big thanks to the 170 people who signed the 'petition' supporting the outdoor exercise equipment for Westbourne initiative.  The application will be  submitted shortly to Chichester District Council. As soon as we hear whether or not the bid has been successful, we will let you know. Keep your fingers crossed!

Nigel Ricketts and Richard Hitchcock. Westbourne Parish Council


Planning issues of interest to Westbourne Village

Further to a short article in the June issue of the Westbourne Magazine relating to two planning applications for settled gypsy/traveller accommodation in Cemetery Lane, at the time of writing no decisions have yet been made by Chichester District Council. It is worth pointing out that earlier this year, permission was granted for 12 gypsy/traveller site s in Common Road, between Marlpit Lane and Cheesemans Lane and adjacent to Hopedene Nursery. Were the two applications in Cemetery Lane to be successful, the Parish of Westbourne would be providing just under 50% of the requirement in the Chichester District Council area. Details of the applications can be found at:



Some would say that is a great shame that such development does not appear to attract Section 106 monies, which enable communities to upgrade the local infrastructure. Moreover, they do not count towards the 25 dwellings that CDC’s Draft Local Plan is saying Westbourne will need to accommodate in the next 15 years.


Westbourne Meeting Place Updates: more…


Give West Sussex County Council your views on a 20mph speed limit for residential roads in Westbourne – Have Your Say

Over the last few days all the residents of Westbourne will have recieved a letter, consultation document with a map and frequenly asked questions from WSCC asking for their views about Westbourne adopting a 20 mph speed limit. This scheme will also include village gateways and a 20 mph school safety zone supported by Westbourne Primary School. to give your views

You can give your views in a number of ways:

1. online at www.westsussex.gov.uk/westbourne20mph ; 2. email your form to 20mph@westsussex.gov.uk; ; 3. hand post your form to: The Co-operative, Westbourne or Village Stores (North Street); 4. Post the response form using the prepaid envelope enclosed with the letter

If you did not recieve a pack it can be downloaded via the following link.


All feedback must be submitted by 31st August 2014 and non Westbourne residents can share their views if they use the local amenties and services (School, clubs, church, doctors, shops and other local businesses)

We will only get a positive outcome if we have the communities full support. Have your say today!

Thank you

20's Plenty Team & Westbourne Parish Council


Neighbourhood plan update  more…


Fun in the sun for village with Greening Westbourne  -  update:  more…

Around 100 villagers in Westbourne, near Emsworth, turned to pedal and foot power yesterday for their annual Family Fun Ride and Stride.


Westbourne Allotments Association Show 17th August 1 - 5pm. This year it has moved to the Parish Hall.


Latest newsletter update from Parish Council more…


Westbourne Club has updated its Contact information and Events Calendar more…

New pictures of the Village more…


New village business: The Body Shop At Home is a party business selling Body Shop products (Via catalogue) through pamper parties. more…


Westbourne Village Facebook page is now available for villagers to use and post comments.

Click on the Facebook link above and “like” us. Your comments are always welcome.


Village website visitor number has now passed 60,000. Today it stands at 63,000. Keep watching and give your ideas on any changes you think we should consider.


Emsworth Show - Recreation Ground Monday 25th August. 2014  More details…


A very exciting addition has now been made to the Village website by incorporating the following website as a link from this page.

The very comprehensive work for all these pages has been put together by Keith Hart whose family previously lived in Westbourne and has been able to bring together an excellent story and history of the village. Well worth a visit. Please give us some feedback. more…Village history page


Hope you all like the new page layouts throughout the site - Ed.


The Greening Campaign now has its own website. Visit them at: http://e-voice.org.uk/greening-westbourne/


The Village Allotments Association now has its own website. Visit them at: http://e-voice.org.uk/westbourne-allotments/

The Westbourne History Group have a number of interesting publications based around life in Westbourne.

They are available to purchase. more... for details

The Village Website is very keen to show more pictures of “Old Westbourne”. Do you have any pictures that you would like to share with the Website ?                   more... Contact us


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Have you got something interesting that you would like to see on the website

please contact the Editor - Jim Barlow  07785 541141

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Parish Magazine

20’s Plenty

Where People Live

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Parish Council Meeting AGM- 7.15pm Thursday 8th May - Westbourne Meeting Place

Welcome to Westbourne, the pride of West Sussex. Nestling on the southern edge of the South Downs National Park on the border between Hampshire and West Sussex.

The parish of Westbourne is a thriving community and consists of the attractive village of Westbourne itself and the two hamlets of Woodmancote and Aldsworth covering approximately 1,846 acres of countryside and is the home to some 2,000 residents.

Parish Council news:

Agenda for next meeting

Page: PC agenda


Latest Parish Council Minutes:

June 2014 Page: Minutes of PC meetings

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