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This weekend’s Jubilee Street Party – Limpsfield Village

We are very much looking forward to Sunday’s Platinum Jubilee Street Party in Limpsfield Village, which has been organised by the Street Party Committee, headed up by Richard Spiller in conjunction with Limpsfield Parish Council.

The event runs from 12pm to 4pm and must be cleared by 5pm when the road will re-open to traffic.

Please feel free to come along with your own tables and chairs, although there will be 60 tables and chairs provided by the committee.

The event is BYO and there will not be any food or drink stands on site. However, Coffee at Kiwi House will be open and selling coffees, teas, cakes and picnic essentials. You can also pre-order through them in advance.

The Bull Inn will also be open and is hosting a BBQ (although we believe it is already fully booked). The Bull’s toilets are available for use during the street party.

Memorial Stores will be open until 12pm for any last minute supplies required.

Please note: Limpsfield High Street will be CLOSED TO ALL TRAFFIC except emergency services from 10am to 5pm between the A25 and Detillens Lane roundabout. For Bus information, please see https://www.southdown.net or their Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/Southdownbuses/.

Thanks and have a great day!

The Glebe and Brook Fields

Limpsfield Parish Council (LPC) has become aware, both from the Annual Parish Meeting in April 2022 and emails received, that there is speculation and rumour regarding the current usage, current lease arrangements and the future of both the Glebe and Brook fields that lie between Detillens Lane and Granville Road.

Therefore the LPC has decided to set out its position formally: 

The Glebe (owned by the Diocese of Southwark) and the Brook Field (owned by the Titsey Estate) are privately owned.  We therefore cannot know the terms of the lease(s) or the intentions of the landowners or tenant(s). 
A public footpath (FP78) runs from Detillens Lane to Granville Road, but there is, however, no right to walk or exercise or take dogs on any other area of these fields.

As part of the Limpsfield Neighbourhood Plan (LNP), the LPC managed to achieve Local Green Space designation for the Glebe and Brook fields (along with other sites in the Parish). 
The current National Planning Framework (NPPF) sets out the Government’s planning policies for England, with Local Green Space designation (LGS) designed to protect local green areas of particular importance to local communities.

Paragraph 103 states:


“Policies for managing development within a Local Green Space should be consistent with those for Green Belts.”

NPPF 2021

LPC were delighted to have achieved this major ruling, despite strong opposition from the Diocese of Southwark. The LPC will continue to be vigorous in protecting the status of the Glebe and Brook fields should any formal threat occur. 

For any information on this matter, please contact Sophie Martin, the Parish Council Clerk via email at clerk@limpsfield.org.

Thank you.

Limpsfield Local Green Spaces are:

  • The Glebe Field, Brook Field and Glebe Meadow
  • Stanhopes / The Village Green
  • Padbrook Pond
  • Tidy’s Green (by Ratcatchers Cottage A25)
  • Land to the north of the A25 between the traffic lights and Pebble Hill Cottages – Part of Pebble Hill
  • Land in front of Hookwood Bungalows
  • Land in front of Carpenters Arms, Limpsfield Chart

The full NPPF document can be found here.

More information on Local Green Spaces can be found at the Open Spaces Society, here.

Work has started on the Limpsfield Way – with new Rest & Play area

Excited to let you know that work has now started on the Limpsfield Way, starting with the new “Rest and Play” area located in the the lovely green clearing south of the New Road car park.

The contractor (Conservation & Access) has created and installed some fabulous natural wood play equipment for children, along with three benches and a picnic table for rest and refreshment.

We will soon be installing an easy access path from the car park, which will be suitable for wheelchairs and buggies. We are hoping that the Limpsfield Way – a 4.5 mile circular walk from Limpsfield to Limpsfield Chart – will be completed by July.

The route will be waymaked and have a number of information boards with local historical facts.

We are also planning a ‘there and back’ cycle route from Limpsfield Village to Limpsfield Chart.

We will also be setting up web pages dedicated to the walk and cycle route with maps and more information. Please contact Sophie at Limpsfield Parish Council, on clerk@limspfield.org if you have any comments or would like more information.In the meantime, enjoy the new natural play area!

The Limpsfield Way and Cycle Route is funded by Surrey County Council’s #YourFundSurrey scheme.

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Annual Report 2022 – now published

Thank you to everyone who came along last night to our first Annual Parish Meeting since “before Covid”. It was lovely to see you all and we do appreciate your time.

Following the presentation by John Thompson and the Committee Chairs, please note that our Annual Report is now on the Parish Council Website – Communications Page.

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Your chance to be part of the Surrey Hills AONB Review and have Limpsfield included in the future

As you may know, Surrey Hills AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) is undertaking a Boundary Review and looking at extending its boundaries to include areas of Limpsfield (amongst others) within the designated area. ⠀

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Nominate your favourite Limpsfield assets

Have you got a favourite building or structure in Limpsfield that is not already listed or protected?

A new project is underway to identify assets across Surrey that are valued by the community and play a key role in reinforcing a sense of local character and distinctiveness.

Over the next year, Surrey County Council will be producing an updated local heritage asset list for the district. 

Limpsfield Parish Council’s Planning Committee will also be reviewing local buildings and structures to identify those we think should be on the list.

Assets on local heritage lists, also known as local listing, are not protected in the same way as listed buildings, but can be afforded protection through the planning system as ‘non-designated heritage assets’.

What can be on the list?

  • building
  • monument
  • site
  • place
  • area
  • landscape

…in fact pretty much anything that has heritage significance, but is not recognised by another planning designation (e.g. listed building or in a conservation area).

They should give an insight into the history of communities and places and provides us with a physical link to our past.

How to nominate

The nomination process opens on 5 October and closes at 5pm on 16 November. You can nominate using the online form – click on the link below.

To find out more, including the criteria being used and how to submit a nomination, please visit Surrey County Council’s Local heritage list project.

To find out the selection criteria, please click HERE or download the document below.

To see buildings that are either on the current Buildings of Character (2013) list or are Listed Buildings, please see the documents for download below.

Feature image © Copyright David Anstiss and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

Limpsfield Way progress with Your Fund Surrey bid

As you know, we’ve been working on a submission to Your Fund Surrey, a huge local fund set up by Surrey County Council to enable local communities and organisations to fund some exciting community-based projects.

We have now submitted our formal funding application for the Limpsfield Way walk and community cycle route, and over the next 3 weeks we need as much community support as possible and are asking you for your input to ensure success of our bid. To register your support, please review the bid and leave comments on our dedicated entry on the Your Fund Surrey site here: https://yourfundsurreyproposals.commonplace.is/proposals/the-limpsfield-way

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LPC Bid for Surrey’s Your Fund to create the ‘Limpsfield Way’ walk and cycle route

As part of our ongoing Neighbourhood Plan endeavours to create better walking and cycling routes for the area, we have put in a bid for a way-marked family friendly walking route and separate ‘there and back’ cycle route from Limpsfield Chart to Limpsfield Village.

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LPC News – December Newsletter out now…

The December 2020 issue of our newsletter should be finding its way through your doors over the next week if it hasn’t already. Volunteers and councillors are out pounding the pavements, lanes, tracks etc!

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Limpsfield Village CAAMP consultation ends this Friday 27th November

Our Limpsfield Village Conservation Area Assessment & Management Plan initial period of consultation comes to an end this Friday, 27th November. Don’t forget to let us know your thoughts by then…

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