A Village Besieged

Chidham, Hambrook and Nutbourne East are currently threatened with unprecedented levels of large-scale development. As a Parish Council we have been trying, through working with residents, to plan how the village can be developed in a planned and carefully controlled way. Seemingly this might no longer be possible. We have been trying to reduce the overall number of new homes that Chichester District Council informed us that we must accept, but now matters appear to be out of control. We feel that the problem lies with the District Council and their failure to produce a Local Plan to which our own Neighbourhood Plan must adhere. Without the Local Plan we cannot complete our Neighbourhood Plan. In the meantime, developers are taking advantage of the situation, with planning applications made or about to be made for over 800 houses in a parish that only as 1,003 houses. To alert you to this situation, the parish council is organising two public Zoom meetings, Thursday 29 October and Tuesday 24 November (see separate information). We are also contacting all residents, with updates on the village crisis by way of emails. If we do not have your email address (possibly given to us when you returned your recent residents’ questionnaire) and you wish to receive these updates, please provide our parish clerk,  Bambi Jones (chidhamandhambrookpc@gmail.com) with your contact details.
Philip MacDougall, Chair – Chidham & Hambrook Parish Council

Housing Campaign Zoom Meetings – Thur 29th Oct, Tue 24th Nov.

Your parish council is organising a Zoom meeting (all welcome) to discuss and update you on the large number of housing developments that are coming our way. We are concerned that the character of our village will be permanently destroyed.
The parish council is leading a campaign to stop this over-development. Hear what we are doing and what you can do to help. We also want to hear your views.
To join either of these  meeting send an email to our parish clerk: Bambi Jones chidhamandhambrookpc@gmail.com
You will be sent a link to the meeting. Please add your residential address. All information given will be held confidentially.
Philip MacDougall, Chair – Chidham & Hambrook Parish Council

Government Plans for changing the Planning system.

The Planning White Paper, Planning for the Future, is now out for public consultation. This paper sets out the changes that the Government wants to make to the planning process. It is not clear what part Neighbourhood Plans will play in the future. Have your say about the proposed reforms Or you can email the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.
The deadline to submit your response is 11.45pm on Thursday 29 October.

Planning Applications

Planning Applications : 20/00412/OUT  Land Off Broad Road, PO18 8RF
Outline Application for the construction of 37 no. affordable residential dwellings for first time buyers and those looking to rent their first home
Planning Applications : 20/01826/FUL  Land north of Scant Rd West, PO18 8UA : Erection of 118 dwellings (including 35 affordable dwellings) accessed via Broad Road, and the provision of public open space, landscaping etc