Developer allowed to build three homes in Chichester

AN APPEAL to build three detached three-bedroom homes at Whyke Lane in Chichester has been successful.

Andy Southcott submitted plans to build the homes with associated car parking and the use of the existing access at 88 Whyke Lane.

Chichester District Council refused the application by notice on August 31, 2011.

Mr Southcott appealed against the decision and a planning inspector allowed the plans and granted planning permission.

Local residents raised a number of other issues including the impact of the proposed development on trees, wildlife and in terms of flooding.

Much of the existing planting will be retained and the inspector imposed a condition requiring additional planting to be provided.

Mitigation measures are proposed in terms of wildlife protection and the council has suggested a condition regarding the protection of slow worms.

The inspector said ‘no substantive evidence was submitted by residents regarding flooding’ but he imposed a condition relating to the discharge of surface water.

Conditions were also imposed to restrict the hours of work and to require the submission of a Construction Method Statement.