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CPRE Sussex, Chichester District has lost confidence in the Build A Better A27 group set up last year to heal divisions in the community.

Thursday, 09 November 2017 18:28

Chichester, Winter 2017 Report

Written by CPRE Sussex

Chichester District has seen a number of issues relating to housing and infrastructure over the past year.

CPRE Sussex submitted a representation to the Chichester Bypass Improvements consultation, 2016 on 21 September. The full text is below.

CPRE Sussex is supporting 'Protect Our Rural Environment' (PORE) and voicing concern about the Crouchland Biogas plant in Plaistow, West Sussex.

Thursday, 06 November 2014 12:12

New submissions

Written by CPRE Sussex

Documents submitted by Chichester CPRE Sussex district:

Thursday, 06 November 2014 12:12

New submissions

Written by CPRE Sussex

Documents submitted by Chichester CPRE Sussex district:

CPRE Chichester District responded strongly to an application by Celtique Energie for "exploratory drilling" for shale gas exploration at Kirdford, West Sussex. (WSCC/083/13/KD).

Friday, 30 May 2014 12:18

Update: May 2014

Written by Richard Hill

Update from Chichester District:

Wednesday, 20 November 2013 10:13

Chichester District Report: Winter 2013

Written by Richard Hill

The District Council has lost control over planning applications.

Under para 47 of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), the 5 year Housing Land Supply (HLS) is based on the District's housing requirements; if that is too high, so also would be the HLS. A typical example was D/12/04410, which proposed 112 houses in Stockbridge. The developers relied on the Council's proposed 5 year HLS, which was too high. After every Parish Council on the Peninsular objected, as did the CPRE and the Harbour Conservancy, planning permission was refused. But on 21 June 2013 the Council re-convened and granted planning permission, without any reference to the previous refusal on the file. That decision was clearly not for sustainable development as required by the NPPF para 197 (and defined in paras 7 and 8, quoting the three dimensions: economic, social and environmental).

Wednesday, 19 June 2013 13:15

Update: Chichester

Written by Richard Hill

I am asked to concentrate on a summary of my 5 page objections to the housing numbers in our draft Local Plan. This is really about two words: “ Strategic Planning”, which sounds boring , which it is, until a disaster caused by it becomes too obvious to ignore. I refer to the appallingly excessive housing demands of the Chichester District Council (CDC) for building 3550 houses by 2029, including 1000 West of the city, 1000 at Tangmere, 500 at Westhampnet etc. The interesting part is my assessment of how this has wrongly happened, so I will mention that first, and give a few reasons. For my full assessment, any CPRE member who wishes, can supply me with an e-mail address to cause 5 pages to be sent back in return.

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