New Car Park
Published: 20 January 2021
Unfortunately, work on the new village car park in Keymer Road has been delayed due to issues with discharging the planning conditions and ensuring that the Council can satisfy the requirements of the South Downs National Park. Realistically, the construction stage will now commence in early 2022, however this all depends on construction costs, availability of contractors. We are hopeful that the planning conditions will be discharged by late autumn.
The car park will provide parking for 40 cars (including 2 disabled spaces), 4 bicycles and 2 motorcycles. The parish is grateful to the South Downs National Park Authority for funding of £100,000 and Lewes District Council for a £70,000 grant. In both cases the money has come from the Community Infrastructure Levy on new development.
The car park will service the village centre from its site to the west of the war memorial. Careful attention has been paid to design. Extensive planting of native trees and shrubs will be used to screen the site, existing hedges will be kept and new hedges planted round the rest of the perimeter. Within the central zone of the car park there will be an area of perennial meadow to reflect the field character of the existing paddock and provide amenity value to visitors.