Have your say on proposals for permanent gypsy and traveller accommodation on Land at Lower Hollow Copse (Pot Common), Copthorne at an evening public exhibition.
Please note that the banners and powerpoint on display will be the same as at the Public Exhibition which was held in November. The same exhibition documents remain available to download below.
The evening exhibition will be held on Friday 12th January 2018 from 16:00 - 20:00 at
The Parish Hub
Borers Arms Road
Members of the development and technical teams including Corporate Estates and Facilities Business Unit, Mid Sussex District Council and WYG will be on hand to explain the scheme, listen to your suggestions and answer queries.
The Corporate Estates and Facilities Business Unit, Mid Sussex District Council, along with the current site owner, intend to submit a planning application for public and private gypsy and traveller accommodation (GTA) at land at Lower Hollow Copse, Copthorne.
The proposals are for a total of 16 pitches and include:
Designed to have a minimal impact on the surrounding area, there will be few permanent buildings and these will be small scale and single storey.
The site is visually self-contained within strong tree belts around all the site boundaries. A suitable buffer between the proposed development and the trees will ensure that the tree belts remain.
Government policy requires councils to have a five-year land supply of gypsy and traveller accommodation (GTA) in the same way that it requires councils to provide a five-year supply of housing for the settled community. Mid Sussex District Council (MSDC) cannot demonstrate that it has sufficient GTA. The accommodation at Lower Hollow Copse would meet some of the identified current unmet permanent need for the district’s settled gypsy and traveller community.
The exhibition presentation and boards are available to download below:
We are seeking opinions from the local community. The consultation and online feedback form will be available from the 16:00 on Friday 12th January 2018. Alternatively, you can send us your comments in the following ways:
If you have any queries, please email email@example.com
All responses should be submitted by midnight on Monday 29th January 2018.