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Pevensey and Westham Parishes boundaries review

Status: Closed

The proposal

As part of this review, Pevensey Parish Council has requested that Wealden District Council consider two amendments to the boundary between the Pevensey and Westham parishes. The affected areas are

Proposal A (coloured blue on the map)

To continue the boundary westwards along Langney Sewer to the Eastbourne boundary which would be the western end of the Castle View Caravan Park field. The boundary would then follow the Eastbourne boundary to the beach on the road beside the golf course and Bay View Camp Site. This proposal would affect properties within the following roads in the Westham Parish:

  • Eastbourne Road
  • Grey Tower Road
  • Old Martello Road

– a total of 33 properties and 38 electors.

Pevensey Parish Council’s reason for proposing this amendment is because they consider this area is remote from the Westham settlement and that it forms part of the entrance to Pevensey Bay village.

Proposal B

To include the land on the north side of the railway line (Anderida Park) to border with the Valentine paddock and St Mary’s Church. The border could then run alongside the railway line (Area B1, coloured green on map). Alternatively the border could continue down a path to the existing border (Area B2, coloured yellow on map).

Pevensey Parish Council’s reason for proposing this amendment is because Anderida Park is owned by Pevensey Parish Council and they consider it would be sensible for it to be included in the Parish.

Westham Parish Council has stated that it is strongly opposed to all of the proposals and considers that the areas are historically part of the Parish of Westham as they were the ecclesiastical boundaries.

A map showing the areas under consideration is attached.

The numbers

Pevensey Parish’s electorate currently stands at 2,667 electors; Westham’s stands at 4,689.

The Cost

It is difficult to estimate what the cost of any change may be, but there will be a cost which will fall to the Parish Councils, for example, there may be conveyancing costs should land be transferred.

For key findings and changes made see results below:

Topics covered by this consultation:


Consultation Start Date: 09/11/2009

Consultation End Date: 31/01/2010

Results expected by: 10/03/2010

Please note: these dates are subject to change.

Areas covered by this consultation:

Pevensey Parish, Westham Parish

Target audience for this consultation:

Wealden Residents, Wealden Businesses, Voluntary and Community Sector Organisations

Frequency of this consultation: One-off

Methods of consultation used:

Postal, Online (All Public)

What Happens Next?

What happens then? The results of the consultation will be reported to the Council’s Regulatory and Audit Committee on 10 March 2010 who will make a decision.

Contact Details:

Contact Name: Elections

Email: elections@wealden.gov.uk

Telephone: 01892 602417