CHICHESTER Harbour Conservancy has protested about plans to build 25 homes on a Chidham orchard, labelling them ‘unacceptable’.
The outcome of the bid to build the homes is still to be decided by Chichester District Council, but dozens of residents have opposed the plans and even created a Save Maybush Orchard campaign.
The orchard is just off Cot Lane, in Chidham, in the area of outstanding natural beauty.
The conservancy said the harm caused by the development to the AONB’s character and wildlife would far outweigh the benefits of the new housing.
The conservancy highlighted harm to the landscape character and tranquillity of the area and said it would likely harm site ecology.
The planning application reference is CH/13/03978/FUL