Limpsfield Parish Council held the official launch of the Limpsfield Way circular walk and Limpsfield Community Cycle Route on Saturday afternoon (24 September), with Cllr Ann Osborn hosting the event and Chairman John Thompson cutting the ribbon.
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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”.
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!
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.”
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 email@example.com.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.
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.
Oxted Parish Council and Limpsfield Parish Council, together with Tandridge District council, The Oxted Business Improvement District and The Trustees of Master Park are considering installing a CCTV system.
The CCTV would act as a key tool in detecting and preventing crime, disorder and antisocial behaviour.
The cameras would not be monitored on a 24-hour basis but the recordings from the cameras could be viewed following any instances of crime, disorder or antisocial behaviour.
Cameras will cover Station Road East (part of which is in Limpsfield Parish) and Station Road West, Master Park and Hurst Green Shops.
The CCTV system would be jointly funded with Oxted Parish Council providing a significant share of the funding from the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) that it receives.
Oxted Parish Council and Limpsfield Parish Council are interested in your views on the provision of such a CCTV system and would appreciate you completing this questionnaire.
The questionnaire should only take a few minutes to complete and will run until 7th January 2022.
To fill in the questionnaire online, Scan the QR code below or click on the link here to complete it online. www.tandridge.gov.uk/cctv
Or please fill in the below and return to Oxted Parish Council, Salmons, Salmons Lane, Whyteleafe, Surrey, CR3 0HB.
1. Do you support CCTV being installed within the Parishes of Oxted and Limpsfield?
2. Your Postcode? ………………………..
3. Additional Comments – please add here anything else you would like to comment on?
Information can be requested from Mrs Maureen Gibbins, Clerk & RFO Oxted PC – Tel: 07510 226989 Email: email@example.com – or from Sophie Marin, Clerk & RFO at Limpsfield Parish Council firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note: Your postcode will aid the analysis of any issues or concerns raised to determine if they relate to a particular area of the Oxted or Limpsfield Parishes.
Thank you for your participation.
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?
…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.
We are incredibly lucky to live in an area of outstanding natural beauty with some diverse and beautiful nature on our doorstep, to be enjoyed by all ages. The Friends of Limpsfield Common, working together with the National Trust, are the volunteer custodians of this fabulous area in the heart of the Limpsfield Parish, and asked us to pass on these words to you…