Cabinet to discuss Barnfield Drive development

CHANGES to a major retail development in Chichester will be considered in private by councillors next week.

Variations to the proposals for Barnfield Drive, Chichester, will be discussed in part two of Chichester District Council’s cabinet meeting on Tuesday (April 9).

Part two is reserved for items from which the press and public are excluded, subject to a vote by councillors. This is normally because ‘exempt’ information such as financial information is likely to be discussed.

Cabinet members originally agreed to exchange contracts with the Brookhouse Group for the development of the land at a part two hearing in October, 2011.

Last year, the council’s development control committee approved an outline application for a major non-food retail development, covering more than 6,000 square metres, on the site.

It will create the equivalent of around 100 full-time jobs but, there were objections from the city council and a number of local residents.

Because it was an outline application, a second, detailed plan will have to go before the committee at a later stage.

Plans for a kiosk and public toilets at East Beach, Selsey, are also on the agenda under part two for Tuesday’s meeting.

Cabinet members will meet at 9.30am on Tuesday in committee room one of East Pallant House.

The first half of the meeting is open to the public.