Plan for Southbourne care home approved at appeal

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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.