Details on Tangmere 160-home construction

Planning
Planning

MORE details of a 160-home plan for Tangmere have been unveiled.

Outline permission for the land at the former grain store, off Churchwood Drive, was approved in 2008.

However, Miller Homes has now put forward details of how the development would look and is asking for slight changes to the original consent.

Lying on the former airfield, the developer’s design and access statement said the main access to the 4.46ha site would be from Meadow Way.

The proposed dwellings are made up of 60 per cent open-market housing and 40 per cent social housing.

According to the application, the site sits on the southern edge of Tangmere and would form a ‘natural conclusion to the village in this area’.

“It would result in the removal of three large unsightly grain stores that remain from the site’s previous use,” it said.

“These stores are completely out of scale and character compared to the surrounding mainly two-storey residential uses.

“This would be of great benefit to the existing residents in this part of Tangmere.”

The land is brownfield and according to the application, large areas of concrete hard standing and many smaller buildings would be demolished.

The reserved matters application seeks to vary the housing mix initially approved, as well as the approved layout.

Tangmere’s district and county councillor Simon Oakley has raised a number of questions on the plan, including whether Miller Homes undertook any engagement with the community to take their views into account.

Visit www.chichester.gov.uk and search 14/02413/REM to see the application.