Site Allocation Development Plan Document

This is the Site Allocation Proposed Submission Development Plan Document which the council intends to formally submit to the Secretary of State for independent examination. Its publication represents a further step in the process which enables anyone who may have an interest in the allocation of housing and employment sites to comment. The DPD does not include that part of the District within the South Downs National Park. The DPD has evolved through extensive consultation and research to help in determining the best approaches to the allocation of housing and employment sites. Consultation on the draft DPD took place between 7 January and 18 February 2016, following which a further consultation took place between 28 July and 22 September 2016. Comments and information received during these consultations have helped develop the document.

The DPD has been published prior to its submission to the Secretary of State to allow for representations to be made on its soundness and legal compliance.

The representation period for the Site Allocation Proposed Submission Development Plan Document runs from 9am Thursday 1 December until 5pm Thursday 26 January 2017. 

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

Alternatively, the consultation document can be viewed below along with supporting documentation (Methodology and Assessment, Sustainability Appraisal, Habitats Regulations Assessment, Equalities Impact Assessment and Statement of Consultation).

The Statement of Representation Procedures sets out details of the representation period and where documents can be obtained. The Guidance Notes explains how representations are to be made and a Representation Form is available to download. Following this period, the representations will be considered by an independent Planning Inspector alongside the Site Allocation DPD and supporting evidence base at an examination hearing.

The Site Allocation Preferred Approach Development Plan Document helps deliver the housing numbers and employment as set out in the adopted Chichester Local Plan: Key Policies 2014-2029. The process of consultation is part of the statutory requirements of the plan making process, the timing of which is set out in the council's Local Development Scheme.

The Site Allocation Preferred Approach DPD consultation, which ran from 7 January to 18 February 2016, was the first formal stage in the preparation of this development plan document. Due to changes in the progress of some neighbourhood plans and further information provided on a previously discounted site, a further consultation is now taking place.

Council approved the Site Allocation Preferred Approach development plan document for consultation on 15 December 2015. The consultation document can be viewed and representations made via the consultation portal.

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

The consultation on the Further Site Allocation Development Plan Document (DPD) ran from 28 July until 22 September 2016, the contents of which relate to the parishes of Bosham, East Wittering and Bracklesham, and Lynchmere. The consultation document can be viewed and representations made via the consultation portal.