Peninsula parishes oppose Selsey Asda and homes plan

The designs for the Selsey supermarket
The designs for the Selsey supermarket

DESPITE support from Selsey Town Council, plans for an Asda and 159 homes has seen opposition from other peninsula parishes.

Hunston Parish Council and Sidlesham Parish Council, which both lie on the B2145, submitted objections to the plan.

Sidlesham Parish Council said it ‘cannot be considered solely as a Selsey issue’, and development would affect the Manhood Peninsula as a whole.

It also objected to plans for 110 homes on a neighbouring Selsey site to the Asda plans, and cited the B2145 as a major issue for both developments.

It said it was becoming ‘impossible’ for less-able people to cross the road, and for motorists to leave their properties.

The council did however state: “The parish council would therefore, should this development be approved, wish to see this recognised impact mitigated by improvements to traffic management in Sidlesham.”

The parish council also cited sewage as a problem.

Hunston Parish Council said it ‘would not normally comment on applications outside of the parish, however in this instance the application will have a significant impact on the residents of Hunston’.

It said traffic leaving Selsey to Chichester was often backed up to Hunston and the development of the Asda plan would only add to the problem.

Donnington Parish Council objected to the Pye Homes’ application for 110 homes, citing the ‘critical’ traffic situation on the peninsula and the parish.

This comes after Selsey Town Council moved to support both developments in the town, which would 
see a total of 269 new homes, an Asda supermarket, petrol station, hotel and restaurant at the entrance to the town.

The development plans, particularly the designs for an Asda store, have divided the community, with some in support and others objecting to the plans.

The Landlink Estates’ application for a supermarket and 159 homes, on Park Farm, had 46 objection letters and 41 support letters as the Observer went to press.

The Pye Home proposals for a neighbouring site off Manor Road and Park Farm Lane, for 110 homes had received 16 objection letters and no support letters.

Both applications will be decided by Chichester District Council at an upcoming planning committee meeting.

To see the plans for the 159-home plan click here and for the 110-home plan click here.