Many of our readers may know of the A27 Action campaign. The campaign’s objective is to

demonstrate to the Government the overwhelming economic, environmental and social case for

improving the A27 across West Sussex. If you wish for further information about the campaign then

please look at



The West Sussex County Council has reviewed the service provided for dealing with public footpaths

across the County. Through that review it has identified that due to a reduction in the level of

defects the 9 month inspection cycle will now be set at every 15 months. With this change it is

imperative that defects are identified by the user of the paths. The Parish Council is therefore

encouraging users to notify us on the condition of the footpaths and we will pass the information

over to the local Access Ranger. Please contact us either by email or

phone 01903 208824.



Grants available  Click here



Response to the Adur District Council’s revised draft Local Planhere. If a hard copy is required either print or contact the Clerk.



Sompting Neighbourhood Plan: Latest update.                    What is it all about? Click here


The Parish Council on 27th April considered the pre submission Neighbourhood Plan document and approved it for consultation. The Council fixed the start of the consultation as 18th May 2015.


The Steering Group has considered the pre submission Neighbourhood Plan document and recommended its approval to the Parish’s Full Council


The first of the “drop-in” sessions was held on 23rd April at the Harriet Johnson Centre and was successful with the number of residents attending. Plenty of questions and feedback on the Parish Council’s proposals for the waste site Halewick Lane.


20th March

Informing you on the Neighbourhood Plan progress and its bullet point polices. You have the opportunity to view the work to date and talk about the draft policies and importantly

give your views especially if we have missed any points at an Open Day/evenings

Subject to confirmation these will be on 23rd April 5-9pm and 26th April 10-1pm. Both at the Harriet Johnson Centre.


19th March

Following the meetings on 18th March, the Parish Council has agreed that it would submit a “Community Right to Build Order” and obtain funding for the work

involved from the Homes and Communities Agency. For information regarding this Order click here. This will be included within the Neighbourhood Plan.


18th March

1. The Parish Council has been discussing the future use of the Halewick Waste Site to seek ways of creating a new community asset and improved environment at the location which will

form a gateway to the Downs for all. The discussions were held with West Sussex County Council and the Southdowns National Park Authority.

2. The Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group has had a meeting with the interested developers of the development sites in Sompting and officers from Adur District Council’s forward planning

department to discuss what the development, if it obtains planning permission, will provide for community benefit.


13th November

The Steering group met on 13th November and considered the set of draft policies for the Neighbourhood Plan. There were changes and additions to those draft policies and the

Planning Consultant is to re-draft for the Parish Council’s Full Council approval in the new year. – Further details of the Plan’s progress will be on this site.

22nd October

The Steering Group, external organisations and parties held a workshop to discuss the issues raised within the “State of the Parish Report”. This workshop was a great success with

plenty of potential solutions to those issues discussed. These have been considered and a set of draft policies for the Neighbourhood Plan issued to the Steering Group.

View the “Sompting Neighbourhood Plan” section on the left hand column of this page for those solutions and other documents.