CHURCH SERVICES: Sunday at St Peter’s Church Offham, 10.15am Sunday School in the church hall, 10.30am Family Communion followed by coffee/tea, cake/biscuits in the hall. All are very welcome.
MONDAY AFTERNOON CLUB: Meets on Monday in Offham Church Hall at 2pm. This month Michael Bird will be speaking about Bee Keeping. This will be followed by a lovely tea with home-made cakes. Lifts are available by contacting either Judith on 07889 281214 or Caroline on 01273 477151.
ADVANCE NOTICE: Palm Sunday, April 14, at St Peter’s Church Offham. Sunday School at 10.15am in the church hall, Family Communion, 10.30am with distribution of Palm Crosses. The preacher will be the Reverend Judith Egar, Rural Dean. Followed by coffee/tea, cake, biscuits n the hall. All very welcome. Maundy Thursday, 7.30pm Holy Communion conducted by the Venerable Martin Lloyd Williams, Archdeacon of Lewes.
PARISH COUNCIL: Planning applications discussed at the meeting on Thursday March 7, carried over from last week. SDNP/19/00747/HOUS Toll Cottage, The street, Offham. Roof extension with a three pane bifold door set and three sky lights. PC had no objection. SDNP/19/00618/FUL Offham Farm, The Street, Offham. Change of use and conversion of redundant pig barn to accommodate a new farm shop. Use of existing farm shop for ancillary purposes including a staff rest area and storage of agricultural equipment. PC had no objection. SDNP/19/00619/FUL Offham Farm. Formation of new agricultural access. Objection on highway safety grounds. SDNP/19/00540/HOUS Woodcock Cottage, The Street, Offham. Internal alterations and demolition of existing extension roof and walls and construction of new single storey extension. PC had no objection. LW/18/1018 Springles Barn, Annexe, Town Littleworth Road. Internal refurbishment and extension of existing residential annexe as holiday let accommodation and construction of new timber garage building elsewhere on site. PC had no objection. SDNP/18/06337/FUL Hamsey Level Crossing, The Drove. Installation of two red light violation cameras at the level crossing, with ancillary signage. PC strongly supported. SDNP/18/06575/FUL Lower Tulleys Wells Farm, Beechwood Lane, Cooksbridge. Construction of a large earth banked farmyard manure store. PC had no objection. It should be pointed out that this application came before Hamsey Parish Council at their previous meeting when there were objections. This will be a large construction, quite close to a public footpath and a private residence. LW/19/0053 Highwell, The Drove, Offham. Proposed non material amendment alteration to elevations in relation to planning Refs LW/17/0758 and 0759. PC had no objection. LW/19/0052 Highwell, The Drove, Offham. Minor amendments to previously consented scheme to provide single storey rear extension with no loss of historic fabric. PC had no objection. SDNP/19/001173/HOUS the Old Wheelwrights Shop, Offham. Installation of windows and doors to external elevation of existing garage block. Removal of up and over doors. PC had no objection. LW/19/0070 Knights Court, South Road, South Common. Construction of Foul Water Rising Main Facility associated with Planning Application Refs LW/17/0030 and LW/18/0850. Awaiting new application.
PLANNING MATTERS: To note any decisions by LDC or SDNP. LW/18/0879, 33 Chandlers Mead, Cooksbridge. Single storey bathroom extension and associated alterations. Granted. SDNP/18/05982 Picketts, Ditchling Road, Offham. Internal renovation including removal and relocation of internal modern partition walls, new door way, new bathrooms including two new external SVPs, new doors, cleaning of timber beams, new wet overlay underfloor heating, new floor finishes. Granted. LW/18/06337/FUL Hamsey Level Crossing, The Drove, Offham. Installation of two red light violation cameras at the level crossing, with ancillary signage. Granted.
PRE-APPLICATION ADVICE ONLY: Land behind Toll Cottage, The Street, Offham. Three bedroom single detached residential dwelling. SDNP/18/06010/PRE. SDNP?18/04508 Perseverance House, The Street, Offham. Alterations and extension to former farmhouse with loft conversion. SDNP/18/03654/PRE Old Line Cottage, Ivor’s Lane, Hamsey. Single storey side extension to replace existing extension and outbuildings.