Campaigners launch petition to ‘save harbour villages’ from development

A petition has been launched to oppose further housing developments in coastal villages around Chichester.

Friday, 23rd July 2021, 11:28 am

Many residents feel worried that developments will damage the environment and local infrastructure in the coastal villages around Chichester and on the Manhood Peninsula.

'Save our Harbour Villages' demonstration outside the District Council building (Photo by Jon Rigby)

These protections include a waste-water treatment system, wildlife corridors, significant enhancements of green spaces and walking and cycling paths for all communities.

Read More

Read More
Demonstrators call for halt to thousands of new homes planned across Chichester ...

Future building schemes must also demonstrate ‘proven sustainability, protecting current biodiversity such as existing hedgerows and soil systems’, campaigners say.

“We are also calling for accountability regarding wildlife crime with a more transparent and enforced legal system in line with policy,” the petition said.

'Save our Harbour Villages' demonstration outside the District Council building (Photo by Jon Rigby) SUS-210720-183023008

“We believe that we need a joined approach with more sharing and debate to deliver long-term sustainable communities. Only then can we plan a sustainable future in rapidly changing times. We are guardians for the future environment and the next generation.”

What do you think? Let us know by emailing [email protected]