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WCT Newsletter No.2: July 2019

Westbourne Community Trust

New affordable housing at Mill Road.

Tell us your views

Since the launch of Westbourne Community Trust earlier this year we’ve been busy preparing proposals for affordable homes on land behind 32 to 56 Mill Road. The initial draft ideas for the development are now ready for you to see.

There will be two events where you can view the ideas and discuss them with the architects and the WCT trustees:
  • Tuesday 16 July from 3pm to 7pm at Westbourne Primary School
  • Saturday 20 July from 1pm to 4pm at the Westbourne Church Fete on the Rectory Lawn by the Parish Hall
We listened carefully to your comments when we held our first public consultation in February this year.

In response to your feedback, what we’re now proposing is:
  • 12 new affordable homes to rent to local people including
  • two 3-bed homes
  • four 2-bed homes
  • six 1-bed homes
  • parking for the new homes
  • parking for the allotments and users of the park
  • new parking spaces on Mill Road to ease parking congestion
  • new play equipment to replace the existing equipment
  • a new multi use games area (MUGA) to replace the existing sports court
  • refurbishment of the skatepark
  • a new storage unit to be provided for the allotment and the parish council
  • new fencing along the boundary to the allotment site
  • a new pedestrian footpath link across the park to the Westbourne Primary School playground
The details of the scheme will also be published on our website during theweek starting 15 July 2019.

We want to hear from all Westbourne residents, so your views can be taken into account as the final version of the scheme is prepared. You will be able to comment on line at the trust’s website from 15 July 2019 or in person at the events mentioned above.

We expect to put in a planning application in late August / early September 2019. You will also be able to make comments directly to Chichester District Council when the planning application is submitted.

Westbourne Primary School pupils will be involved in the design of the scheme and the choice of new play equipment. The trust’s architects will be working in the school towards the end of term to get pupils’ ideas.
Westbourne Parish Council Survey

The summer edition of the Westbourne Parish Council Newsletter is about to be distributed. This edition includes a survey about the future of Westbourne.  The Parish Council has kindly agreed to allow Westbourne Community Trust to use the results of this survey to inform future projects that the Trust would like to pursue.  The survey is very simple and will only take a few minutes of your time to complete.  So please ensure that you respond to the survey and contribute your own views and ideas about the future of Westbourne.
You can either complete and return the survey form in the Newsletter or you can go to the Parish Council website and complete the survey online.
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