We are disappointed to see this land agent persist with the application to develop 70 houses at Townfield.
This, coupled with the 54 houses already being planned at Chapel FIeld on Plaistow Road, will see our village grow by 55% - this is not sustainable and the Parish Council plans to oppose this application.
We encourage everyone to please submit your own thoughts to CDC as soon as possible. Please don’t put it off! The deadline is 20 May, so the sooner the better.
Click here to go the the CDC Planning portal to submit your comments about the planning application.
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UPDATE: NEW DEADLINE!
Our Parish Councillors continue to work hard to fight the proposal for Townfield. Thank you to those of you that have submitted your comments to Chichester. There have now been over 140 Objections and we are delighted to also be supported by our close neighbours, Wisborough Green, Plaistow & Ifold and Ebernoe, who have also submitted objections.
The interest has been significant and we have secured an extension to the deadline for representations to ensure everyone has the opportunity to be heard.… So we still have time!
The new deadline is now 20th May, so please, get your comments in, every single one counts!
Broadband speeds in the Village
We have been looking at the Government Scheme for vouchers towards increasing the Broadband coverage for Kirdford with OpenReach (the owner of the infrastructure). OpenReach do not have any projects in the pipeline to enhance the infrastructure for Kirdford - we already have Fast Internet to the Exchange and fibre to the green boxes on the roadside.
This already gives houses access to fast internet, but as you get further away from the green roadside boxes the speed decreases.
There is an opportunity to provide Gigabit broadband to buildings, but that requires a Community Fibre Partnership to be set up between an organisation in Kirdford and the residents. We have set up this partnership between OpenReach and Kirdford Parish Council.
The way the partnership works, is that residents who wish to potentially be included make themselves known to the Parish Council, we collate all the information (names, addresses etc.), this is then submitted to OpenReach, who will work out the cost, taking into account any available grants etc. - the cost is then passed onto the recipients - the Parish Council may also look at a grant towards these costs as well.
Please email email@example.com with your full address, including post code and landline number to be added to the potential list.