The Preferred Approach version of the Chichester Local Plan Review has now been published for  consultation as part of the preparation of the Chichester Local Plan Review, for the Chichester plan area (outside the South Downs National Park). The consultation period for the Chichester Local Plan Review - Preferred Approach (Regulation 18 of the Town and Country Planning Act (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012) will run from 9am on 13 December 2018 to midnight on 7 February 2019.

The Chichester Local Plan Review Preferred Approach 2016-2035 document has two parts:

Part 1 - the overall development strategy and relevant strategic policies to meet the future needs of the area; and

Part 2 - Development Management policies which provide the detailed policies to help guide development in general over the plan period.

In addition a separate document has been produced for consultation which shows proposed amendments to the policies map.

The Council now wants to know whether you agree with the issues that have been identified in the Plan and whether the proposed policies set out an appropriate framework for guiding development over the plan period. If you disagree with the Council's proposals, please set out your reasons for doing so, along with the change(s) that you are seeking, to address your concerns. The comments received will be used to help further develop the Local Plan Review for the next stage.

The consultation document can be viewed and representations made via the consultation portal:


View the Local Plan Consultation Portal

Alternatively you can:


Post: Planning Policy, Chichester District Council, East Pallant House, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 1TY

If you have any further queries regarding issues raised in this document please contact the Planning Policy Team on 01243 785166 or email


Alternatively, the consultation document can be viewed below along with the Sustainability Appraisal and Habitats Regulations Assessment documents below.