Volume 1: Issue No.6 August 2014
Welcome to the sixth e-newsletter from the Graylingwell Park Residents’ Association
In response to objections, Linden have now put forward revised master plans to the district council. You can find the 31 new documents on the council website.
Disappointingly, only our objection to the extension of phase 5 has so far been successful and that primarily was due to the presence of a mature Monterey Pine. Although they have been reduced in height, and moved westward, the flats on chapel green remain, as do the two houses on Summersdale Road. The plans reiterate the intention to use part of the sales suite for changing rooms which will mean that, even when it is handed over, the community hall will really be too small for a development the size of Graylingwell
There are cosmetic changes to landscaping, mainly on the southeast airing grounds and near the allotments, which will preserve more open space but there is no increased area for the allotments themselves. There are no changes to the plans for the Marchwell units or the farmhouse.
The new application is made “as a result of consultation with Chichester District Council Planning officers” so we can assume that the authorities are fairly content with the revisions. Be aware also that detailed design and layout of buildings and spaces will not be set in stone by this application but will be reviewed later under “Reserved Matters” applications, so things can change again.
Nevertheless, it is the Residents’ Association intention to restate our objections anew, citing the arguments put forward by us and other objectors as well. If you have, as a result of studying the documents, any new points to raise, please let the treasurer know by 22nd August via email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Needless to say, individual objections can be made at any time.
The committee continues to pursue the opening of a passageway from Winterbourne Road to Graylingwell, as part of the proposed cycle-way/footpath. This would help to solve the problem of damaged fencing in that area.
Contact has been made with Linden to ensure the inner ring of trees on Havenstoke Park has a proper maintenance regime. Several large boughs have fallen and the condition of the horse chestnuts is poor.
The scheme is underway, stickers are appearing in windows and those who have signed up are beginning to receive regular emails about the focus of police activity and what to look out for in our community. If you would like to join in, contact the treasurer by email for an introductory conversation.
Pallant House Exhibition – Graylingwell Heritage: Hidden Histories
From 26th August until 28th September, the Studio at Pallant House Gallery will be hosting an exhibition, which will include artwork, produced as part of their therapy, by some patients during the 1950’s and 1960’s. Free entry.
News from our Community Garden
The Community Garden has been hosting children’s activities for the summer break. There is a good harvest of beans, courgettes and now sweet corn. Come by on a Saturday morning and pick some fresh produce!
Thirty or more residents enjoyed local craft made sausages at this Friday’s barbecue (pictured). Come and enjoy the garden before we move out at Christmas. There will be another harvest event in the Autumn.
Heat Recovery Ventilator filters
To maintain the efficiency of the heat recovery systems in the new-build homes, don’t forget to clean or change the filters regularly. A build-up of pollen and brick dust, as well as the usual particles in the air, can clog them up surprisingly quickly.
Finally, a reminder about two important dates:
BBQ in the Park – Welcoming residents new and old – Sunday 7th September – 5.00-8.00pm
GPRA AGM – Friday 19th September – 7.00pm in the Chapel