The planning inspector has allowed planning permission for a 60 bed care home in land north of Alfrey Close, Southbourne.
Chichester District Council turned down the application in March last year.
But Hallam Land Management appealed the decision – and now the planning inspectorate has given the go-ahead to plans which include a café, hairdressers, 40 assisted living units, 30 age-restricted cottages, allotments and cinema.
Gloria McFarlane, inspector, said: “Local residents made a number of representations, both written and orally. These were generally in support of the council’s position although I note that some representations were not against the principle of the development of the site.”
A full story will be in the Observer on Thursday, March 13.