Selsey development given go-ahead

A PROPOSED new development criticised by Selsey Town Council as ‘cramming, overcrowding and unneighbourly’ was given the go-ahead by Chichester district councillors, with an 11-2 vote in favour.

The project, planned by Omicrom, involves the construction of three two-bedroom chalet bungalows following the demolition of an existing property at Manor Farm Court, Selsey.

Recommending that planning consent should be granted, planning officers told the southern area development control committee the development would be more intensive than before, due to the increase in the number of properties.

But the site was at the end of a cul-de-sac, and would also be seen in the context of other properties.

The design was acceptable for this location.

Selsey member, Cllr Fred Robertson, said too many properties were being crammed on to the site, and he could not support this.