HAMBROOK residents gathered to protest against a proposal for 120 homes in the village.
On Saturday, August 2, the villagers met outside the fields of the proposed development, east of Broad Road, to air their views on the matter.
The residents, who are preparing the Chidham and Hambrook Neighbourhood Plan, said they had identified a number of brownfield sites suitable for development, as opposed to greenfield sites.
The plan is currently in draft format and subject to a six-week consultation.
It reflects the next 15 years and acknowledges the parish’s contribution to provide additional housing with the associated infrastructure to meet the Chichester District Council’s local development plan.
The latest plan is for 120 homes, with 48 affordable homes and 72 market-price homes. The proposals include a retail unit, sports pavilion, community facility, sports facilities, two tennis courts, a football pitch and four cricket nets, a children’s play area, public open space and natural green space.
It has already attracted a number of objections from residents, as well as Chidham and Hambrook Parish Council.
Chichester District Council will make a decision on the application by October 3.
View the plans for 120 homes at www.publicaccess.chichester.gov.uk with the reference 14/02138/OUT.
The draft neighbourhood plan can be viewed at www.chidhamandhambrook.info