Neighbourhood Plan Regulation 14 Consultation

The NP consultation period has now ended. We have received over 700 responses. Thank you for taking part – your input will help to shape the next version of the Plan. The responses will now be analysed and the findings and recommendations for any changes required to the Plan will be published as soon as this work is completed.

Please see the Draft Neighbourhood Plan documents

Parish Council & Committee Meetings

Members of the public are able to attend in-person meetings but please be aware that given the ongoing risk of COVID transmission, safety measures in place will include a limit of numbers in the Parish Office, and attendees will be requested to wear face masks as a courtesy to the Parish Councillors and others in attendance. Members of the public will be asked to complete a sign-in sheet with their contact details.

To ensure that the numbers limit is not exceeded, those wishing to attend are asked to book a seat in advance, once the agenda has been published, by emailing the / or calling 01798 817434, by noon on the date of the meeting. If space allows, those arriving on the night not having booked, will be allowed entrance.

Members of the public are also able to attend meetings virtually by using the Microsoft ‘Teams’ link included on the agenda.

Job Vacancy

West Chiltington Parish Council is looking to appoint a Parish Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer, for further information please visit the Staff Vacancy page

Parish Council Office

The Parish Council Office is open on a Tuesday and Wednesday morning from 10:00am-1:00pm.

A Village with a Past & a Future

Nestling near the foot of the South Downs between Storrington and Pulborough, just over 50 miles from London, the picturesque village of West Chiltington is home to a 12th century church, a beautifully restored windmill and has a colourful history dating back to Norman times.

Covering an area of just over 6.69 sq miles, with a population of approx. 3,500, the parish encompasses a variety of land usage from residential and agricultural, to small businesses and leisure facilities.

Your Council

The Council is the first tier of local government for West Chiltington comprising 13 Councillors who are elected or co-opted for up to four years.   The Parish Council meets on the second Tuesday of every month and is always keen to ensure that it reflects the wishes of the electorate and as such, all meetings are open to the public and include a session for public comments. Councillors work in partnership with local organisations, West Sussex County Council and Horsham District Council to preserve the essence of the area, and to protect the identity and character of the parish for the enjoyment of parishioners, visitors and future generations.

The Parish Council has statutory duties and powers to provide services for the Parish of West Chiltington. Within these powers, we provide allotments, community buildings, dog and litter bins, community facilities, and we own and maintain many areas of public open space within the village on behalf of the community.