Annual Parish Meeting
The Annual Parish Meeting will be held at Bury Village Hall at 6.30 pm on Wednesday 9th May (not 19th April as announced in last month’s Link).
Alma Howell, Neighbourhood and Planning Policy Officer at the South Downs National Park Authority, will kindly come along and speak about the South Downs National Park Local Plan.
This is not a ‘Council’ meeting but a meeting for the Parishioners of Bury (Bury, West Burton, Bury Common, Bury Gate). All are welcome.
Thank you to all those who turned out in what were very inclement weather conditions to cast their vote on Thursday 1st March.
Under the circumstances, it was a high turnout with 203 votes cast (38.23% of eligible Parishioners) with a majority 'YES' vote of 184 to 19 'NO'.
What is the Bury Neighbourhood Plan?
The Neighbourhood Plan has been prepared, following much consultation, to provide a clear framework for residents, local authorities and developers to guide future development in the Parish until 2032. The Neighbourhood Plan sets out planning policies covering;
- Settlement boundaries and built character
- New housing
- Protection for our locally important heritage
- Protection for our community facilities and green spaces
- Measures to enhance and protect the local economy
- Measures to preserve our natural environment and the landscape
- Transportation issues including parking and the public highway
What has been said about the plan?
As part of the process so far, the plan has been examined by an independent examiner to check it meets the required legal tests. In his conclusions he said “This is a locally distinctive plan that offers protection to the main village of Bury and the other settlements from inappropriate development. This is a really beautiful area within the South Downs National Park. The plan will provide the sound basis for decision making in the area over the next decade and a half. It strikes the right balance between protecting what is important to the community, at the same time taking the initiative in allocating a site to meet the Parish’s future housing needs”.
The Neighbourhood Plan for Bury Parish achieved a majority YES vote of 184 to 19.
For full information on the Neighbourhood Plan, the 'Bury Neighbourhood Plan - Referendum Version' and a link to the official page on the SDNPA web site, go to the Neighbourhood Plan page here.
Mobile Post Office
The mobile Post Office Van will be in Bury outside the Village Hall between 11.00 - 12.00 on Mondays and Thursdays.
Nextdoor local network
Nextdoor is an online service that enables communities to communicate among neighbours and build stronger neighbourhoods. Recently, a new local group was established for Bury and the surrounding area by Dave Nelson.
On Nextdoor, members can:
- Share local recommendations (plumbers, electricians, babysitters, etc.)
- Sell or give away household items.
- Publicise local events.
- Exchange information about crime and safety issues.
- Find neighbours in the directory.
- View a neighbourhood map.
- Ask for advice.