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Local Plan Review

Residents and businesses are being reminded to have their say on the Local Plan Review before consultation ends on Thursday, February 7.


People are being asked for their views about how and where development needs such as housing, employment and retail should be met and managed in the Chichester district over the next 15 years.


The document sets out the council’s proposed planning strategy for the period up to 2035.


The Local Plan does not include areas within the South Downs National Park.


These areas are subject to a separate plan undertaken by the South Downs National Park Authority.


Chichester District Council leader Tony Dignum said: “This consultation is extremely important as the Local Plan affects where we live, work and relax, where new shops and community facilities are built and it also protects our historic buildings and the natural environment.


“It is crucial that as many people as possible comment on the draft plan so that councillors are informed of public views before they consider any changes to the plan.”


People can view and comment on the draft plan at:


Reference copies of the draft plan are also available to view at: Chichester Library, Selsey Library, Southbourne Library and district council offices.

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