Detailed plans for 200 homes east of Chichester approved

The design and layout of a development of 200 new homes have been approved by Chichester District Council.

Thursday, 6th May 2021, 4:00 pm

Redrow Homes was given outline permission for the 8.8 hectare site north-east of Graylingwell Park in November 2018 and members of the planning committee approved its look during a meeting on Wednesday (May 5).

The site forms the northern part of the Westhampnett/North East Chichester strategic housing allocation and is Phase 2 of the Graylingwell Park development.

The committee was told that most of the housing would be two-storey, with a handful of 2.5 and three-storey buildings dotted around.

Sixty of the new homes – 30 per cent – will be classed as affordable.

Active electric vehicle charging points will be included with 40 of the homes, while the rest will be able to connect at a later date, if the owners wish.

On top of that, 71 of the homes will either be built to Fabric First standards or have solar panels.

A few concerns were raised about the look of the affordable homes when compared to those which will be sold on the open market, and the fact that not all of the landscaping and tree planting indicated in the outline application was included.

The application was approved by eight votes to two with one abstention.