Update: South Downs Holiday Village

We have been made aware that the South Downs Holiday Village is being used to accommodate agricultural workers.


Through our investigations we have identified that there is a breach of planning control and we have written to all relevant parties about this. We have also issued a Planning Contravention Notice and are considering the case for taking further enforcement action.

Background information

In January 2017, the South Downs Holiday Village in Bracklesham was closed and was subsequently purchased by Chichester based housing developer, Seaward Properties.

When the site closed, the alcohol and gaming licences for premises on the site were surrendered. No valid licensing application has been received to date.

Planning permission for the Holiday Village was originally granted for the site in 1978 and was amended in 1999 to allow all year round holiday use. This is still in place. No new planning application has been received since that time.