Limpsfield Parish Council

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Limpsfield in Bloom 2022

On Thursday 7th July, Limpsfield was judged for the annual Britain in Bloom competition by Paul Dalby from RHS South and South East in Bloom.  

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The Five Pubs of Limpsfield

There were originally five pubs in Limpsfield but only one now remains. That is The Bull Inn halfway down the high street on the east side.   The Bull was built in the 17th century with 19th century additions.  It is timber framed and tile hung.  Until the 18th Century, it was called “The Chequers”.

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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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Proposal for new Puffin crossing on A25 at Limpsfield Infants School

Surrey Highways is proposing to install a new puffin crossing outside Limpsfield Infants School in association with changes to the Eastbound carriageway and junction with Kent Hatch Road.

Details are below. Residents and other interested parties have until February 3rd to comment via the Surrey Highways website or other contact provided below.

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Gaywood Solar Project – Consultation Event 20 January 2022

Members of the public are invited to attend an open public consultation event at Rickards Hall, Edenbridge on January 20th to view and discuss details of a proposed solar project on the Kent/Surrey border, near Edenbridge. Members of the community will have the opportunity to ask any questions about the proposed project.

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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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Friends publish illustrated book on Limpsfield Common

The Friends of Limpsfield Common (FoLC) have just published a lovely book that tracks the development of the Commons since their beginning, complete with some wonderful and rarely seen photographs, maps and drawings of the area. 

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