Supplementary Planning Documents and Policy guidance

Delivering Green Infrastructure in the Local Plan Area

This guidance note has been prepared to help developers to incorporate green infrastructure into their proposals and to signpost to other green infrastructure initiatives.

Joint Chichester Harbour Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Supplementary Planning Document

Regulation 14 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012

On 16 May 2017, Council adopted the Joint Chichester Harbour Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Supplementary Planning document. This SPD expands on the vision, objectives and policies of the adopted Development Plan Documents for Chichester District Council and Havant Borough Council. The information contained within the SPD will provide useful advice to those preparing planning applications and support the implementation of local planning policy and ensure a consistency of approach towards planning matters across the AONB.

The adopted Joint Chichester Harbour Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Supplementary Planning Document can be viewed via the consultation portal:

Alternatively the adopted Joint Chichester Harbour Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Supplementary Planning Document, Statement of Consultation and Adoption Statement is also available.

Motorcycling

Motorcycle parking bays are provided in our car parks to meet increased demand for this fuel efficient form of transport. One motorcycle parking space is required for every 10 car parking spaces provided with most kinds of new development.

Parking standards and accessibility zones

Guidance on car parking and the level of requirement in residential developments is available on the West Sussex County Council -  pre-application advice for roads and transport  webpage. The guidance document and parking demand calculator can be found under the heading, Resources.

Please see the Parking Guidance Notes document below for the main development types excluding residential development.

Planning Obligations and Affordable Housing SPD

The Planning Obligations & Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) was adopted by the Council on 26 January 2016, and took effect from 1 February 2016 at the same time as the CIL Charging Schedule.  The SPD replaces "The Provision of Service Infrastructure Related to new Development in Chichester District" adopted in December 2004.

On 19 July 2016, the Council adopted a formal amendment to the SPD which added wording at Paragraphs 4.46 - 4.54 setting out the Council's approach for securing development contributions to mitigate additional traffic impacts on the A27 Chichester Bypass. A detailed explanation of the methodology used for calculating A27 contributions is provided in a study undertaken for the Council by Jacobs, which is available to view.

Please note that in paragraph 4.74 the off-site access management mitigation in respect of Chichester and Langstone Harbours to be funded from S106 has increased from £174.00 to £176.00. This will be increased each year on 1 April in line with the Retail Price Index. On 1 April 2017 it will be £181.00.

In paragraph 4.75 the mitigation in respect of Pagham Harbour is currently £1,131 and on 1 April 2017 it will increase to £1,153 in line with the Retail Price Index.

Planning Obligations and Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document

Sites in Chichester City North

The council agreed to adopt the Sites in Chichester City North development brief as council policy on 24 January 2012. The background to the brief is that:

  • Development of Graylingwell and Roussillon Barracks is underway and other sites in North East Chichester are attracting interest from developers.
  • This Brief concerns two sites: land owned by Sussex Partnership NHS Trust and land at Barnfield Drive owned by the Council and sets out the appropriate development for them; and the University.
  • The NHS Trust land may be suitable for residential development providing that: (1) provision is made for a new access to the University -which is something the Council and the University have wanted to achieve for a long time; and (2) the playing fields that are so important to the character of the area and for sports use are retained.
  • The Barnfield lands may be suitable for employment or retail uses providing that any retail uses complement the city centre shops rather than compete with them.

Consultation on a draft development brief took place from 26 August until 23 September 2011. The council considered all the comments received on the draft brief before deciding to make changes to the wording and to adopt the finalised brief as council policy.

Shopping Frontage Monitoring

The Local Plan defines a Primary Shopping Frontage in Chichester's city centre. Policy 27 explains how applications in the Primary and Secondary Shopping Frontage will be determined. The policy sets a number of criteria for assessment. Criterion 1 explains that additional uses will be permitted provided that " additional use (Class A2-A5) results in no more than 25% of the sum total of the street frontages in non-shopping (A1) uses" and 75% in secondary shopping frontages (second criterion 1).

As of July 2016, 24.42% of the primary shopping frontage was in non-retail use. In the secondary shopping frontage 52.92% was in non-retail use, which is below the permitted level.

Supplementary Planning Guidance

This Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG) supplements Policy 27.

Southern Gateway Planning Framework SPG

The Chichester Southern Gateway Planning Framework considers a number of development opportunities to the south of the city. It was adopted as Supplementary Planning Guidance in April 2001.

It focuses on acceptable land uses, densities and environmental improvements.

Surface Water and Foul Drainage SPD

Regulation 14 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012

On the 20th September 2016, Council adopted the Surface Water and Foul Drainage Supplementary Planning Document (SPD). This SPD builds on the background studies that were produced as evidence to the Chichester Local Plan and adds more detail to the principles and policies within the adopted Chichester Local Plan. It provides clarity and guidance for developers, residents and consultants when preparing planning applications, it also provides information on and highlights problems with surface water and flooding issues on the coastal plain. This SPD only applies to the Local Plan Area, it excludes the part of the District covered by the South Downs National Park Authority.

The adopted Surface Water and Foul Drainage Supplementary Planning Document can be viewed via the consultation portal:

Alternatively the adopted Surface Water and Foul Drainage Supplementary Planning Document, Statement of Consultation and Adoption Statement is available to view: