Chance to view revised conservation plans for Bosham, Earnley and Somerley

RESIDENTS are being asked to give their views on revised Conservation Area Character Appraisal and Management Proposals for the Bosham, Earnley and Somerley areas.

The drafts of revised proposals have been prepared by Chichester District Council.

Residents will have until Friday, April 5, to submit their views on the revised proposals.

The documents are supposed to identify the character and qualities of the conservation areas, highlight key issues and put forward proposals for their management over the coming years.

The appraisals also identify features that are considered to detract from the character of the area.

A council spokeswoman said: “The appraisals have been undertaken to make sure there are up-to-date documents to support future planning decisions for the areas. They have been revised following guidelines set out by English Heritage.”

The appraisals also review the boundaries of each of the conservation areas and make recommendations for their enlargement.

The management proposals include recommendations which are aimed at either protecting the special character of the areas, where it is seen to be under some threat, or enhancing the character of the areas where there are opportunities to do so.

Public exhibitions of the proposals are being held on the following dates:

Bosham Conservation Area proposals, on display at Bosham Village Hall, today (Friday, February 22) from 5pm to 7pm and tomorrow (Saturday, February 23) from 10am to 1pm.

Earnley and Somerley Conservation Areas proposals, on display at Bracklesham Barn from 2.30pm to 5pm today.

There will be copies of the draft appraisal documents available to view at the exhibitions.

Copies will also be available at Chichester District Council offices at East Pallant House, Chichester, and online at www.chichester.gov.uk.

Comments or suggestions on the draft document can be made to the council’s Design and Implementation team by Friday, April 5.

Comments can be made using the questionnaires provided at the exhibition, on the council’s website, by post to: Design and Implementation, Chichester District Council, East Pallant House, 1 East Pallant, Chichester PO19 1TY, or via email to designandimplementation@chichester.gov.uk.