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The latest news from Steep in Need is listed below. This will be updated on a regular basis. Please click on the highlighted link to expand the post.

  • June 2022

    June 2022

    Consultation information has now been added to our ‘The Development’ page. Copies of the boards displayed at the Consultation event are posted here. https://steepinneed.org.uk/the-development/
  • June 2022
  • April 2022

    April 2022. Appointment of Vice Chair of Trustees

    The Trustees are pleased to announce the James Rush has, today, been appointed Vice Chair of Trustees. Anthony Littlejohn Chair, Steep In Need. 25 April 2022.
  • March 2022

    March 2022.  Concept Options

    Wilson Designer Homes has issued a further document in the pre-application process for the field south of Church Road, Steep. This shows five conceptual options, with the location of the village green in two different places. We encourage everyone to give their thoughts on these designs to Stuart Wilson [email protected] so that he and his […]
  • March 2022

    Mar 2022. Planning Process

    Stuart Wilson of Wilson Designer Homes has kindly provided a Pre-Application Consultation Process Document. This document shows the stages of the Pre-Application process, and also where we are. We hope this will help you visualise and understand the whole process and at what stage we currently are. We hope to update this on a regular […]
  • March 2022

    Mar 2022 Apology

    We have noted that names are being published on the SDNPA website along with any correspondence posted. Unfortunately we have misunderstood the SDNPA policy for anonymity. See attached note from SDNPA on the public file, which states that: “Personal details will be redacted before the correspondence is added to the file.” We had misunderstood this […]
  • February 2022

    FEB 2022. SDNP Pre-App Comments.

    The Trustees have been contacted by South Downs National Park asking us to encourage comments from the community on the pre-application proposals for Land South of Church Road. The SDNPA and Wilson Designer Homes are keen to hear from you. A direct email to South Downs is the best way to share your thoughts. Please […]
  • December 2021

    DEC 2021 – Consultation and Planning on the Church Road site

    More information from Wilson Designer Homes concerning consultation and planning on the Church Road site. Trustees have received a follow up, from Stuart Wilson of Wilson Designer Homes (WDH), which explains in more detail the consultation process for the development of the site in Church Road and how the village can make their views and […]
  • November 2021

    NOV 2021. – CHURCH ROAD DEVELOPMENT- UPDATE

    Wilson Designer Homes have posted on their website (https://wilsondesigner.co.uk) an article which is included in the December/January Steep Newsletter. The article explains how WDH see the planning process for the Church Road site progressing from here. Stuart Wilson has confirmed that a ‘Landscape and Visual Impact Appraisal’ and its supporting documents has been submitted to […]
  • July 2021

    July 2021. Church Road Site – Update

    We understand from Wilson Designer Homes that the ecology ground work on the field has been carried out but contractors have not yet provided their reports. These reports belong to the Developer but we hope to have a general summary of findings, and will post it. During the next week or so we are planning […]
  • May 2021

    MAY 2021. TRUSTEES CHANGES.

    Steep In Need announce that one of their Trustees, Janet Smith, has resigned. The Trustees would like to thank Janet for all her hard work helping the charity over the past years and wish both she and her husband Richard, all the best for the future as they move away from the area after nearly 40 years.  SIN would also like […]
  • April 2021

    CHURCH ROAD ECOLOGY SURVEY

    An Ecology Survey on Church Road field will be started on Friday 30th April 2021 to investigate the presence and movement of any fauna there. A number of mats will be positioned around the field and these will be checked periodically as part of the investigation. The survey should take two to three months to […]
  • April 2021

    APR 2021 – CHURCH ROAD SITE. THE DEVELOPMENT.

    The Trustees of Steep In Need (SIN) announce that an agreement has been signed with Wilson Designer Homes Ltd (WDH) for the development of the field to the south of Church Road, Steep, adjacent to the Village Hall. Following a marketing campaign carried out with the assistance of professional advisors, WDH were appointed as they […]
  • November 2020

    NOV 2020 – CHURCH ROAD SITE. GROUND WATER MONITORING.

    On Friday 20th November 2020 Ground Water Monitoring will start on the Church Road field and Village Hall joint site. It is a one-day visit for investigation, core sampling and to install ground water measuring equipment; to be followed by intermittent data collection visits over the next six months. This is an environmental study which […]
  • October 2020

    OCT 2020 – RIDGE COMMON LANE.

    The field owned by Steep In Need has been sold.  The Trustees received an attractive offer for it from a near neighbour and, following professional advice that a sale at the price offered would be in the best interest of the Charity, the sale was completed.
  • October 2020

    OCT 2020 – CHURCH ROAD SITE. CURRENT SITUATION UPDATE.

    Following an extensive marketing campaign, a preferred developer has been chosen. Currently, contract negotiations between all parties are continuing, so agreements have not yet been signed off.  The Trustees are sensitive to the wishes of many people to know the identity of the developer and would like to share it, but for commercial reasons it […]
  • September 2020

    SEP 2020 – AN UPDATE ON THE CHURCH ROAD SITE FROM STEEP IN NEED AND THE STEEP WAR MEMORIAL VILLAGE HALL TRUSTS.

    Last year the South Downs National Park Authority allocated the site next to the Village Hall in Church Road for development. This site is part owned by Steep In Need and part owned by Steep War Memorial Village Club. The Trusts’ proposal is to provide on the site a well-designed housing development which will include […]
  • October 2019

    OCT 2019 – LAND TO THE SOUTH OF CHURCH ROAD AND THE LOCAL PLAN (By Steep PC)

    The First Local Plan for the South Downs National Park was adopted by the National Park Authority on 2nd July. As explained in earlier up-dates, the new plan incorporates the Church Road site next to the Village Hall and opposite the Mill Lane junction within the settlement boundary for the village. It has been identified […]
  • May 2019

    MAY 2019 – LAND NEXT TO STEEP VILLAGE HALL

    Further to the article in the February newsletter I am writing with an update on the current position. At the end of January the South Downs National Park Authority (NPA) announced that, at the request of the planning inspector who in late 2018 carried out the public examination into the new draft local plan, it […]