Who decides how many and where houses should be built?
The Government sets the number of houses to be built in our District. Chichester District Council (CDC) says where house building should take place. These decisions are written into the Chichester Local Plan.
The problem is that the current Local Plan is out of time and the new Local Plan has not been completed. It is not now due till 2023.
This means that there is nothing to stop developers putting in planning applications anywhere they like.
At CDC’s full Council meeting on 12 March 2021, many councillors said that they were very concerned at the Local Plan delays. There will be a report at the next Council meeting on 20 July 2021. Please email your councillor to say what you think – for more information on what to say: click here
The Chair of Chichester District Council is Eileen Lintill: firstname.lastname@example.org
Susan Taylor is the CDC Cabinet Member for Planning: email@example.com
Diane Shepherd is the Chief Executive of CDC: DShepherd@chichester.gov.uk
How to contact your Chichester District Councillor:
Ward: The Witterings:
Parishes: Birdham, West Itchenor, East Wittering and Bracklesham, West Wittering, Earnley
Susan Taylor: firstname.lastname@example.org
Elizabeth Hamilton: email@example.com
Graeme Barrett: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ward: Sidlesham with Selsey North:
Carol Purnell: email@example.com
Donna Johnson: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ward: Selsey South:
John Elliott: email@example.com
Timothy Johnson: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ward: North Mundham, Hunston and Tangmere:
Parishes: North Mundham, Hunston and Tangmere
Chris Page: email@example.com
Simon Oakley: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ward: Harbour Villages:
Parishes: Apuldram and Donnington
David Rodgers: email@example.com
Penny Plant: firstname.lastname@example.org
Adrian Moss: email@example.com