A DEVELOPER that wants to build 120 new homes in the village of Hambrook has launched an appeal against the council’s decision to reject its plans.
Chichester District Council planners refused Sunley Estates Ltd’s application in December last year.
Listed in its reasons for turning down the bid was its substantial scale and the the site location.
“(This) will result in a significant extension to Hambrook, which would be disproportionate to the size of the existing settlement and would not be easily assimilated into the village,’ officers decided.
It ‘would be locally and visually prominent and harmful to the character, appearance and rural setting and approach to the village,’ they reported.
The plans include 120 new homes, a sports pavilion, and tennis courts.
A number of local residents and authorities are opposed to the application.
A date for the appeal decision is yet to be set.