PROPOSED plans and policies which will affect Birdham parish for the next 15 years are finally out for consultation.
The neighbourhood plan is the result of nearly two years of work by residents and planning advisers which involved considerable community consultation, including several open days and questionnaires for residents and businesses.
The plan addresses housing numbers, as well as other aspects of the community, environment and economy of the parish.
“I’m very proud of the hard work by residents that has gone into creating this plan for Birdham’s future, which provides housing numbers in line with Chichester District Council’s requirements while also seeking to enhance the parish’s important environment and habitat and supporting our local economy,” said Jane Finch, chairman of the neighbourhood plan steering committee. “This is the final chance for residents and businesses to feedback and comment before we send it to the district council and then to the examiner.”
The plan is available to view on www.np4Birdham.co.uk from June 9.
There will also be copies available to view at locations throughout the parish. A list of these will be posted on the parish council noticeboards and the community board in Birdham Stores. The consultation period for the proposed plan is from June 9 to July 21.
Comments should be made in writing to Mrs Lavinia Brooks, 17 Walwyn Close, Birdham, PO20 7SR or Mr David Siggs, 28 Langdale Avenue, Chichester, PO19 8JQ, or preferably, online via the website. There will be an open day on Saturday, June 14, at the village hall between 10am-1pm where the plan will be available to view.