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Friday, 13 September 2013

Parish Council Meetings

Please can I encourage everybody to attend as many Parish Council meetings as possible.  You can find out when they are by following this link:

Hassocks Parish Council - Forthcoming Meetings

There are meetings on 18 & 19 September.  On 19 September the meeting is for the Neighbourhood Plan Working Group.  This is the agenda for that meeting.

To: Steven Ecroyd, Bill Hatton, Judith Foot, Peter Gibbons, Paul King, Penny 
Wadsworth, Ian Weir
Cc David Cumberland, Geoff Copley, 
A meeting of the Neighbourhood Plan Working Group will be held on Thursday 
19 September 2013 at 7.30 pm in the Parish Centre, Adastra Park, Hassocks. 
1. To accept Apologies for Absence.
2. To accept Declarations of Interest
3. To approve the minutes of the Meeting held on 20 June 2013 (previously 
4. To agree that items 5 and 6 should be treated as confidential and any 
members of the public present should be invited to withdraw
5. To consider revised background papers and draft policy statements on the 
following :
a) Policies for Residential Development (Bill Hatton: attached)
b) Leisure & Recreation Policy (Bill Hatton)
c) Environment/Nature Policy (Judith Foot/Ian Weir)
d) Traffic & Parking Policy (Ian Weir)
e) Public Transport Policy (Peter Gibbons)
f) Community Facilities Policy (Judith Foot)
g) Hassocks Village Centre (Judith Foot/Penny Wadsworth)
h) Business Development & Tourism Policy (Paul King)
i) Highways Policy (Geoff Copley)
6. To consider a letter dated 25 June 2013 regarding a possible development 
site (attached)
7. To consider next steps and the consultation process.
8. Date of Next Meeting : 17 October 2013 at 7.30 pm.


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