The consultation is an opportunity for people in Chichester to help shape the future of their city.

The Chichester Vision aims to enhance the city, attract inward investment and stimulate economic growth. It contains a wealth of ideas that have been put forward by groups and organisations across the city.

The aim is to help Chichester capitalise on its heritage and culture while also adapting to better meet the needs of residents, workers, students and visitors.

The consultation will end on Sunday 19 March and people are being encouraged to read the draft Vision and comment

Paper copies are available to read at the main Chichester District Council offices at East Pallant House, The Novium Museum, Chichester City Council and Chichester Library.

"There's been a good response so far and we've held a number of public exhibitions around the city so that people can find out more," says Councillor Tony Dignum, Leader of Chichester District Council. "I would urge anyone who hasn't already had their say to get their comments to us before 19 March.

"This is a huge partnership project and we want to know whether the ideas that have been contributed so far are on the right track and whether there is anything that has been missed so it is vital that residents, workers and visitors let us know what they think.

"The Vision is about making sure we enrich the lives of residents, workers and visitors. Having a Vision will guide future economic and planning policy for the city. It will also guide how future budgets and resources are allocated, encourage inward investment and unlock other funding opportunities to ensure the economic vitality of Chichester."

All comments, views and feedback will be considered and the final version of the Chichester Vision will then be formally adopted by Chichester District Council, West Sussex County Council, Chichester City Council, Chichester BID (Business Improvement District) and partner organisations and businesses.

Date of release: 8 March 2017

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