Chichester District Update August 2020
CPRE Sussex work in Chichester District.
Hundredstreddle Farm on the Manhood Peninsula – Decision on planning application was deferred by Chichester District Council Planning Committee. We put the objectors group in touch with the Environmental Law Foundation (ELF) to consider a number of issues including whether this agricultural application should be considered as permitted development
Easton Farm on the Manhood Peninsula – Permission was given in 2010 for ‘light industrial works” at Easton Farm in response to the farmer’s application. It was permitted accompanied by a number of conditions, which were then ignored by the owner, so that the site grew rapidly with many extra temporary buildings, more car parking and larger buildings etc. Discussions which started in 2009 came to fruition in 2013 when the Medmerry coastal realignment site came into being. This is an evolving internationally important wildlife site and is compensatory habitat for land being lost on the Solent. The site is a lane width (i.e. not capable of two cars passing) from the site at Easton Farm. A retrospective application for the expanded development at Easton Farm was heard by Chichester District Council Planning Committee in early August at a virtual meeting and put back to officers to decide on conditions. The councillors were very concerned about the impacts of noise on local residents and the fact that development had been permitted ten years ago. CPRE Sussex, Manhood Wildlife and Heritage Group and the RSPB all objected to the retrospective application.
Loxwood – A company is planning to put in an application for a claypit in the woods near Loxwood. See: scoping report and map of the area.: