A PROPOSAL for 100 homes in Selsey was turned down by council officers yesterday (July 15).
Pye Homes submitted the application to Chichester District Council in April, but was met with opposition from local residents.
Since then 45 objections were submitted to the council, and several parish councils objected including Selsey Town Council, Donnington Parish Council, and East Wittering and Bracklesham Parish Council.
Officers refused the application on the grounds that the plans did not demonstrate an acceptable mix of private and affordable homes, and that the scale of the development was inappropriate for the town.
Other objections included the fact the development lumped all the affordable houses together, and the impact on Pagham Harbour, as well as a failure from the developer to make provision for the infrastructure needs of the town.
This comes after Chichester District Council lost an appeal for the site next to the Pye Homes site, for 50 homes on Park Farm.