New bid for house on Chichester land

FIRST there were four, then there were two and now there is one.

Developers are hoping it is a case of third time lucky as another application for a home on land to the south of Tudor Close, Chichester, is submitted.

An initial application for four semi-detached homes on the site in 2010 was turned down because it was an ‘over-development’, would be oppressive and there were concerns about access.

In 2012, a bid for two three-bedroom homes on the site was also refused for similar reasons.

The decision was backed by the planning inspectorate on appeal. Inspector David Harmston said it was: “An unsatisfactory and harmful form of development, at odds with the prevailing character and appearance of the area, detrimental to the living conditions of nearby residents, with unsatisfactory access arrangements.”

Now, a new application for one four-bedroom house, with a double garage, has been submitted to Chichester District Council.

Developers said the plan would be ‘largely obscured’ from public view, set well back from other properties.

The planning application number is 13/01925/FUL.