Ringmer has already exceeded its Local Plan for 385 new homes...
...help stop developers carving up more greenfield with a further 570+ homes
UPCOMMING: Wednesday 10am 1st February 2023 – Appeal Hearing being heard at Southover House, Lewes
ATTEND IF YOU CAN – YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO SPEAK AT THE HEARING IF YOU WISH
We seek to protect Ringmer’s countryside against inappropriate development that is contrary to the key principles and policies of the Ringmer Neighbourhood Plan, the Lewes Local Plan and the South Downs National Park Local Plan, and contrary to the wishes of Ringmer residents.
To ensure that all of our members, and as many other Ringmer residents as possible, are kept informed of such threats to Ringmer’s countryside and are empowered to express their own views effectively.
The blue areas are sites that have been submitted to the council for consideration to be built on. New Call for Sites due to be released.
The threats to our village and countryside are already significant
Ringmer has exceeded its Lewes Local Plan target of 385 homes for 2010-2030
226 additional homes are proposed in planning applications being considered by Lewes DC
320 additional homes are proposed in other ‘live’ applications where pre-planning consultation is completed
More sites have been submitted to Lewes DC so there are likely to be more in the pipeline
If the developers get their way Ringmer will have over 900 new homes since 2010
We need you to join us, to make our voices heard
Join the campaign and encourage family, friends and neighbours to join us too. By joining you will be kept up-to-date with what’s happening and supported in making your voice heard.
MP Support - RE Housing Applications
"As the local MP I am supporting the residents in Ringmer in fighting against the constant development of green field sites in the village. No one is against housing but it needs to be appropriate and in line with the locally supported Ringmer Neighbourhood plan. The current housing developments are not helping local people find homes and is just resulting in our green field spaces being concreted over. Enough is enough."
Maria Caulfield MP
Councillor Support - RE Housing Applications
"I remain opposed to these inappropriate green field developments which aim to increase the number of homes but to do so at significant cost to the environment and amenity and without the necessary infrastructure to support them. The very opposite of sustainable development. I am pleased to support this campaign."
"Ringmer against greenfield exploitation is a community organisation that is very much needed and has my full support. Ringmer is seen as fair game at the moment by developers and we need to work together to protect our community and our valuable green space. As a district councillor I will oppose any speculative development outside the local plan. "
"As a ward councillor for Ringmer I am fully behind the campaign. I am also busy campaigning nationally on our flawed and broken planning system. I urge the government to abandon the flawed system of housing targets and loopholes like the ‘5 year rule’ for local plans, which are allowing developers to concrete over our countryside"
Which planning applications can I comment on now?
Have your say!
Click on each link to find a map of the proposed development and a list of issues some of which you may wish to consider when making your comment. Remember it’s your chance to express your views on the issues most important to you.
Planning applications being considered ***ACT NOW***
UPDATE 1 Nov 2022
Planning Committee on Wed 9 November 2022 approved the application on vote 5-4.
This has been called in with the Secretary of State to make a decision.
Land owned by Glyndebourne. Initially refused by Planning Officers at Lewes District Council on 8 July 2022 but they have submitted a new application.
This needs new comments - while the developer can replicate lots of their plans our original comments won't count! Please submit an objection. Click the image for more details.
Refused by Lewes Planning Committee 27 April 2022 for the second time. The developer advised rather than appeal the original decision they decided to submit a new application listening to reasons for refusal. Having failed the second time they have decided to go to Appeal.
HEARING HELD FOR ONE DAY TUESDAY 22 NOV 2022 - DECISION PENDING
Application Refused at Planning Committee.
The Developer has gone to an appeal, date of appeal single day hearing 1 Feb 2023 at Southover House, Lewes from 10am.
Refused to date...
Refused by Lewes Planning Committee on 8 December 2021. Applicants have 6 months to appeal from December 2021. Applicants have since submitted another application (LW/22/0104) for 68 homes on the same site without any community facilities. They submitted this whilst having the option to appeal to the original rejection. Click picture for more details.
Application Refused at Planning Committee.
Reasons: Unsustainable location and Loss of identified employment site. Click image for the councils full wording for refusing this application. The developer has 6 months from April 2022 to appeal.
Land owned by Glyndebourne.
Refused by Planning Officers at Lewes District Council on 8 July 2022. The planning officer recommended refusal which was in line with the Parish Council's opinion. For this reason, under delegated powers, the decision was not made by a planning committee but by a planning officer.
Glyndebourne and Gleesons have decided to take another bite of the cherry with an application for 75 homes (see active threats above).
Refused by Lewes Planning Committee 27 April 2022. The developer advised rather than appeal the original decision they decided to submit a new application listening to reasons for refusal. We wait to see if they decide to respect the views of the planning committee the second time round. They have 6 months from April 22 to appeal.
Thakeham Homes, Bishops Lane
UPDATE - 3 Aug 2022
Unanimous Planning Committee voted to refuse permission for this development.
The developer has 6 months to appeal the decision.
Make your views known to Lewes DC Planning Committee
Ringmer’s Neighbourhood Plan was developed by the people of Ringmer, with the Planning Committee of Ringmer Parish Council acting as the steering group. Its origins lie in the Ringmer Village Plan, prepared back in 2003, and its subsequent strategies for employment and residential development. You can view the full plan on the Ringmer Parish Website. Below are the Four Key Principles from this plan