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09/12/2013 - South East Water : water mains renewal in Lindfield & Haywards Heath
A new 2.2km water main will be installed in High Street and Park Lane, Lindfield, and a new water main installed in private land alongside Ardingly Road (B2028).
During 2014/15 South East Water is investing £1.6 million in installing a total of 6km of new pipeline in High Street, Lindfield, and various roads in Haywards Heath.
This work is needed to increase capacity in the network as demand increases, to reduce the number of interruptions to customers' drinking water supplies, and to improve supplies for future residents.
Work is planned to start in High Street, Lindfield (All Saints Church to Park Lane) on 20 January 2014, of approximate duration 13 weeks with temporary road closure.
Work is planned to start in Park Lane, Lindfield on 21 April 2014, of approximate duration 7 weeks with temporary road closure.
Work is planned to start in private land alongside Ardingly Road (B2028) on 12 May 2014 of approximate duration 10 weeks. No traffic management will be required.
Please note the dates, durations and proposed traffic management is subject to change as the scheme moves forward.
Diversion routes will be clearly signed for the duration of the work, access to businesses and residential properties will be maintained at all times, work will be undertaken closely with West Sussex County Council Highways, multiple gangs will work on the scheme, and Metrobus are looking at alternative routes and will clearly display information about amended services on bus stops and on their website.
South East Water is committed to minimising the inevitable disruption that will occur and would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience this work will cause, but hope residents and stakeholders understand the importance of acting now to deliver long-term benefits from this programme of work.
For further information, please visit the dedicated scheme website at www.southeastwater.co.uk/lindfieldandhaywardsheath
01/11/2013 - The Neighbourhood Plan - the next stage
We have now reached the next stage in the production of the Neighbourhood Plan for the Lindfield and Lindfield Rural Parishes.
The Neighbourhood Plan – The next stage
The Pre-submission Plan
We have now reached the next stage in the production of the Neighbourhood Plan for the Lindfield and Lindfield Rural Parishes. Utilising the results obtained from the various community exhibitions, focus group investigations and surveys, Action in rural Sussex(AirS) and their planning consultants(rCOH Ltd) have produced what is essentially a draft of the proposed Neighbourhood Plan, called the Pre-submission Plan.
The contents of the plan have been considered and agreed by both Parish Councils and it is now the time for the community to have their say. On 1 November 2013 the pre-submission plan is being released for a 6 week public consultation period and you are invited to scrutinise it and supply your comments. These will be considered by the Councils and where appropriate, the plan will be amended accordingly before the final version is passed to Mid Sussex District Council(MSDC) for checking by an independent inspector to ensure that it meets the Government guidelines. The plan will then undergo another 6 week public consultation, arranged by MSDC before being put to a referendum vote, which it will hopefully pass, and then be adopted as the development plan for the two parishes up until 2031.
From 1 November, you can view a copy of the pre-submission plan at either of the Parish Offices during normal opening hours or it can be viewed on Lindfield Parish website at:
Additionally, a copy of the plan will also be available at Haywards Heath Library and the Planning office at Mid Sussex District Council.
Details of how/where to comment on the content of the plan are contained within it. Please ensure that any such comments are received at the relevant Parish office by 13 December 2013.
We also plan to hold two ‘Pop-in’ sessions where the proposals can be seen and discussed with Parish Council representatives. There will also be an opportunity to provide your comments. These sessions will be held on:
Tuesday 19 November 2013 7pm-9pm in the King Edward Hall, Lindfield
Saturday 23 November 2013 10am-12pm in the Millennium Centre, Scaynes Hill.