Green light for 110 Selsey homes

Aerial view of Selsey Bill, pictured by Allan Hutchings
Aerial view of Selsey Bill, pictured by Allan Hutchings

A BID for 110 homes in Selsey has been approved despite concerns over traffic and flooding.

Chichester District Council’s planning committee gave the green light to the outline bid for the site north of Drift Road, Selsey, earlier today (Wednesday, October 15).

Councillors and residents raised concerns about access and traffic leading up to the site, flooding, and infrastructure.

However, officers recommended approval of the outline application saying it was sustainably located and addressed the inspector’s primary concerns.

The location is cited in the draft neighbourhood plan as a potential site for housing and has no highway or access objection.

Just before going to vote, councillors were reminded by chairman of the committee Andrew Smith that they were to judge the application based on the most recent appeal decision and whether the recent application had addressed the points raised.

The application was passed 12 in favour and three against.

A further, detailed, application will have to be submitted at a later date.