Appeal over Tangmere apartments refusal

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A DEVELOPER is set to fight for the right to demolish three office blocks and replace them with blocks of flats.

Kingsbridge Estates was denied threefold by Chichester District Council earlier this year as it sought planning permission for the change of use of three separate buildings at the City Fields Business Park, in Tangmere.

A total of 31 one and two-bedroom apartments would be built if the schemes went ahead, according to the planning inspectorate.

The three buildings in question are Exeter House, Salisbury House and Lincoln House.

According to the district council’s refusal notices, issued in October, a condition of previous planning permission for the site restricted the use of the premises for businesses, meaning any prior approval for the site was not applicable.

There will not be an inquiry held into the appeal and it is set to be decided on the basis of an exchange of written statements.

The three buildings are situated in the south-east corner of City Fields Way and Meadow Way.

The buildings have recently been refurbished.

The proposed flats would be close to a site over the road that has planning permission for 59 new homes, which was granted at appeal after a refusal by Chichester District Council.

To view the applications on the council website, go to 
www.chichester.gov.uk and search 
for TG/14/03148, TG/14/03149 and TG/14/03166