Chichester Vision is officially adopted

A series of ideas on how to fuel a growth in jobs, business and prosperity for Chichester city centre over the next 20 years have been officially adopted.

Chichester District councillors approved the final version of the Chichester Vision at their meeting on Tuesday 25 July.

The Chichester Vision brings together a wealth of ideas that have been put forward by individuals, groups and organisations across the city. The aim is to help Chichester attract inward investment and stimulate economic growth by making the most of its heritage and culture, while also adapting to better meet the needs of residents, workers, students and visitors.

In the autumn, a delivery steering group will be established to draw up a delivery plan and timetable to oversee implementation of the Chichester Vision.

"The aim of the Chichester Vision is to help boost the city's economy and in turn, the wider economy of our district," says Councillor Tony Dignum, Leader of Chichester District Council. "Priorities that have been strongly identified in the Vision are to reduce traffic, support independent businesses and create a more diverse evening culture.

"The Vision looks at what untapped opportunities there are in the city, seeks out new ideas and proposals for making the most of what the city has to offer. A lot of work has gone into preparing the Vision. The consultation responses provide a clear steer that the ambitions and aspirations set out in the draft document are welcomed and agreed by the majority of people."

More than 1,000 individuals and 28 organisations across the city have contributed, with more than 500 responses received as part of the public consultation which took place earlier this year.

"Everyone who has been involved in the project is now looking forward to starting work on helping put into action the various ambitions to make a positive difference to the city," adds Cllr Dignum.

Date of Release: 25 July 2017

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