People in the Chichester District are being reminded to give their views on a draft interim policy statement for housing before the consultation ends on Friday (July 10).
Chichester District Council is bringing forward an interim policy statement, which will guide development in the local plan area until the local plan review is adopted.
This statement 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 (SDNPA).
The statement draws together adopted and emerging local plan policies to outline the types of new residential development that the council would support for the area. This will help potential applicants to understand the sorts of proposals that would be considered appropriate.
“Planning affects many areas of our lives, from where we live and work to the development of new community facilities and retail areas. It also protects our historic buildings and natural environment,” says Cllr Susan Taylor, deputy leader and cabinet member for planning at Chichester District Council.
“The government requires all planning authorities to have a five year supply of land for housing. By introducing an interim policy statement, we can guide the development of this much needed housing in the period leading up to the adoption of the local plan review.
“We are encouraging residents and businesses across the district to share their views on the draft statement, which will run until July 10.”
People can find out further information, view the draft statement and provide comment by visiting: chichester.gov.uk/interimpolicystatement