We are all residents of the Manhood Peninsula
Joan Foster, Chair, brought together all eleven parishes on the Manhood Peninsula to protest to the Chichester MP, Gillian Keegan, about the housing allocation in the Chichester Local Plan Review 2016 - 2035. This was for 1,933 houses on the Peninsula by 2035.
A jointly agreed (by all eleven parishes) letter was sent on 8 May 2019. An email reply was received on 6 June 2019. A further letter was sent on 19 June 2019, agreed by eight of the eleven parishes. An email reply was received on 14 August 2019. A further email was sent on 20 August 2019.
It became clear that working together at some speed was not possible for parish councils. Accordingly, the group changed its name from the Manhood Parishes Action Group to the Manhood Peninsula Action Group - still MPAG.
The Manhood Peninsula Action Group is a community action group made up of residents from all over the Peninsula.
We will be launching a social media campaign, working with other groups challenging the housing numbers and continuing to lobby Gillian Keegan and Chichester District Council.
We formally adopted a Constitution at a meeting on 12 April 2021 - please click here to read the minutes
The unanimously elected committee is as follows:
Joan Foster (Chair) - Hunston
Paul Bedford - Sidlesham
David Betts - Hunston
Rachel Glover - Birdham
Louise Goldsmith - Itchenor
David Maclean - North Mundham
Keith Martin - Earnley