A DEVELOPER has lost an appeal to build 100 homes in Selsey.
The planning inspector Martin Pike, said the 100-home plan for the land north west of Park Road would cause harm to the area.
He said: “I have found that the proposed layout and design is of poor quality and that the distribution of tenures across the site, and the high proportion of larger dwellings, would fail to secure a mixed, inclusive community.
“I have also found that residential development on the site is acceptable in principle, as is the scale of housing proposed. However, and notwithstanding the failure of the council to provide a five year supply of housing land, these matters are not sufficient to outweigh the harm that would be caused by permitting a poor quality scheme that fails to meet housing needs.”
The appeal was launched by Pye Homes after Chichester District Council refused the application for being ‘inappropriate’ for the area.