Current consultations

Council Tax Reduction Scheme consultation

Chichester District Council operates a local scheme for Council Tax Reduction (CTR) (formerly Council Tax Benefit), which helps people on low incomes to pay their Council Tax.

Since 2013 each Local Authority has been required to set their own CTR scheme for working-age people on low incomes. This year, we are considering some changes that will alter the amount of CTR some people are entitled to. We are consulting on these proposed changes and this survey is your chance to tell us what you think of our proposals for next year. Further information about each of the proposals can be found in the survey.

The closing date for responses is 25 September 2017.

Chichester Road Space Audit consultation

West Sussex County Council has reviewed how it develops parking schemes across the county and working in partnership with Chichester District Council, a pilot study has recently been undertaken in Chichester. This more progressive approach towards parking management, known as a Road Space Audit (RSA) has tried to determine if there are other ways for the County Council and its partners to consider existing and future parking demands.

The RSA is designed to be an enabling study that complements existing statutory plans and emerging studies in respect of transport infrastructure, parking policy and spatial planning, such as 'A Vision for Chichester'.

County Councillors and officers at West Sussex County Council are now keen to ascertain whether members of the public are in support of the broad themes raised within the RSA and if these fit in with their aspirations on what they would like Chichester, the place, to be in the future. Please note that as yet, nothing has been decided and further discussions will take place pending the outcome of this consultation exercise.

The closing date for responses is 31 October 2017.

Chichester Southern Gateway draft masterplan consultation

The Chichester Vision identified that the Southern Gateway of Chichester is a key entry point to the city. There is now significant opportunity to make better use of this area and improve the experience for visitors, businesses and residents. The draft masterplan aims to provide a vibrant new quarter for the city and contains development opportunities for certain sites and public realm priorities.

A masterplan, while not planning permission in itself, would then set the context for any planning applications put forward in the coming years.

There are two ways to have your say on the draft masterplan:

  • A survey which walks you through the key locations covered in the draft masterplan with the opportunity to have your say
  • The full draft masterplan, with background studies, can be accessed on the Planning Policy pages. You can view the documents and make more detailed comment if you wish.

For people without access to the internet there will also be public events where you can view the masterplan and find out how to have your say.

The dates and locations are as follows:

  • Police Open Day, 15 July, Kingsham Road 10.30-15.00
  • 8th Chichester Scout Hall, Canal Field (Chichester High School) 28 July 14.00-20.00
  • 5th Chichester Scout Hall, Whyke Road, 28 July 14.00-20.00

This consultation is now closed - the closing date for responses was 10 August 2017