Chichester Local Plan Review 2034

Chichester Local Plan Key Policies (2014-2029) was adopted in July 2015. The Inspector, however, required the council to complete a review within five years to make sure sufficient housing would be planned to meet the needs of the area. This work will form the Chichester Local Plan Review 2034.

The government is giving high priority to increasing housing delivery and we will be expected to take our share of new development. We need to have an up-to-date plan that meets our housing needs. If not, we will be subject to speculative applications for new development which could lead to additional unplanned housing being imposed upon us.

The Local Plan Review will shape where new development will go for Chichester District excluding the area in the South Downs National Park. The Chichester area is a beautiful place to live, work and visit. We need to protect the environment but make sure that we create jobs, homes and facilities of the right type, in the right place and at the right time. Bringing investment into the area will help fund improvements to local roads, services, and facilities.

This is the first stage of consultation and an opportunity for everyone to 'have a say' and help shape the Local Plan Review. No decisions have yet been made.

Please note that the consultation will take place between 22 June and 3 August 2017.

Please respond to this consultation and your comments will be carefully considered to help develop a draft Preferred Approach Local Plan Review document early next year.

Response deadline

Responses to the consultations should be submitted by:

  • 5pm Thursday 3 August 2017

How to submit a response

All responses will be publicly available, and identifiable by name and organisation (where applicable). Please note that any other personal information provided will be processed by Chichester District Council in line with the Data Protection Act 1998.


Alternatively you can download a hard copy of the questionnaire which can be sent to:

Planning Policy
Chichester District Council
East Pallant House
East Pallant
West Sussex
PO19 1TY
United Kingdom
01243 785166

The published consultation documents include:

  • Issues & options consultation document and questionnaire
  • Initial Sustainability Appraisal
  • Initial Habitats Regulations Assessment

At the same time the council is also consulting on the Revised Statement of Community Involvement.

Please note: that the Issues & Options Consultation document and the Questionnaire should both be downloaded and read in conjunction with each other.