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Help to protect Chichester Harbour AONB from development

12th June 2023

Last year CPRE Sussex objected to planning application BO/21/00571/FUL – Land North Of Highgrove Farm, Main Road, Bosham West Sussex. Chichester District Council refused the application but the developer has appealed against the decision. CPRE Sussex is lodging an objection against the Appeal. You can object too.

Grounds for objection

These Include:

– the site is not in the current local plan and is outside the settlement boundary

– the district is over-developed and house-building targets are no longer mandatory

– distinctive views and valuable wildlife corridors between the South Downs National Park and Harbour will be lost if this site is developed

– development will exacerbate the problems on the A27 strategic road network

– there is no primary school provision for this site which will put this site at odds with Chichester District Council’s 2023 Local Plan Transport Assessment

–  there is no plan in place to provide nitrate offsetting required for this development

– the development would see the population of the village increase by 27%, which is not sustainable or in keeping with the character of the village

– there is no capacity in the sewage network for this development

– many of the flood risk and other assessments provided for the site are not suitable as they are out of date

How to object to the planning application

Send your objection to The Planning Inspectorate, FAO – Tim Salter Room 3J, Temple Quay House, 2 The Square, Bristol, BS1 6PN or email: or object via The Planning Inspectorate’s website at:

You must object by 4 July and must quote appeal reference BO/21/00571/FUL

Read more:

Bosham Association Newsletter June2023 Special Emergency Issue