Plan for 165 homes on the outskirts of Chichester will go to appeal

Proposals for 165 homes between Chichester and Westhampnett will be decided by planning inspectors after developers lodged an appeal.

Wednesday, 24th March 2021, 6:31 pm
Updated Wednesday, 24th March 2021, 6:36 pm
The application site is in red, with other developments in yellow and purple. Green is the green infrastructure land

Council planning officers refused outline permission for the 165 homes earlier this month, arguing that the site was an ‘isolated pocket of land’, physically divorced from both Chichester and Westhampnett, while the development would be out of character in this open area of the Lavant valley landscape.

The parcel of land is north of Madgwick Lane, with the River Lavant on its western boundary. The site is near other approved developments with housebuilding already taking place on the other side of Madgwick Lane by Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes.

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Those wishing to make representations on the planning application can modify, withdraw or make additional comments on the appeal in writing to the planning inspector, which will be disclosed to the Chichester District Council and the appellant. These comments may be read out during the public inquiry hearing.

Those wishing to make comments on the appeal must send three copies of written representations to The Planning Inspectorate by April 26, FAO:- Holly Dutton Room 3J Temple Quay House 2 The Square Bristol BS1 6PN quoting the DCLG reference number APP/L3815/W/21/3270721.