Second bid sees more houses on plan

A SECOND bid for housing on a village site has been submitted after the council branded the last plan ‘inefficient’.

The new application for 11 homes on land north of The Willows, on Hambrook Hill, South Hambrook, was submitted to Chichester District Council in April.

A previous application for nine homes on the site, currently used for horse grazing, was turned down by planners last year.

At the time, the council said the overall density of 18.8 dwellings per hectare was an ‘unacceptably inefficient use’ of the site, resulting in a ‘preponderance of larger dwellings’ against council policy.

In a design and access statement submitted with the new plan, developers said it would include two, three and four-bedroom houses.

However, because it is an outline application it does not specify how many of each there would be.

Under the new plan, number 13/01093/OUT, three of the houses would be social housing.

There would also be 28 car parking spaces and 11 cycle spaces.

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