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Business research and data

These pages give you access to a wealth of current and archive business data, including the Chichester District Council's Economic Development Strategy.

Economic Development Action Plan and Strategy

Economic Development Strategy update 2022-2025 (Word doc) [45KB]

Chichester Vision and studies

Chichester Vision - Chichester Tomorrow (PDF) [2MB]

City Centre Audit (Broome Jenkins) (PDF) [4MB]

Comparative Town and City Studies (PDF) [1MB]

Retail Trends Summary (The Retail Group) (PDF) [737KB]

Student Research Report (Chichester University) (PDF) [5MB]

The Visitor Economy of Chichester (TSE research) (PDF) [1MB]

Archived studies

Chichester and Selsey retail study

Chichester & Selsey retail study Part 1 - Introduction (PDF) [16KB]

Chichester & Selsey retail study Part 2 - 5 Towns Retail Executive Summary (PDF) [199KB]

Chichester & Selsey retail study Part 3 - Chichester Retail Summary (PDF) [559KB]

Chichester & Selsey retail study Part 4 - Chichester Retail Final Report (PDF) [302KB]

Chichester & Selsey retail study Part 4b - Chichester Retail Final Report (PDF) [285KB]

Chichester & Selsey retail study Part 5 - Selsey Retail Summary (PDF) [133KB]

Chichester & Selsey retail study Part 6a - Selsey Retail Final Report (PDF) [274KB]

Chichester & Selsey retail study Part 6b - Selsey Retail Final Report (PDF) [208KB]

Chichester District migrant workers study

Chichester District Migrant Worker Study 2006 (PDF) [377KB]

Midhurst studies

Midhurst Town Centre Vision 2008-2011

Following the publication of the Midhurst Study, public meetings were held with residents, the business community and pupils of Midhurst Grammar School. A Steering Group was established, consisting of 22 representatives from the community including Midhurst Town Council, Chichester District Council, West Sussex County Council, Midhurst Chamber of Commerce, Midhurst Community Partnership, Midhurst Society and Midhurst Economic Partnership. It has been the job of this Steering Group to take the ideas and formulate them into this Vision Document.

This document outlines a vision for Midhurst Town Centre and details the three year action plan to regenerate and improve the area. Having consulted widely on this document, we believe it truly represents the aspirations of the local community. The Steering Group will continue to review and monitor the work within the Vision. The projects have been broken down into 4 categories which are:

  • Creating a Sense of Place
  • Supporting a Vibrant Retail Economy
  • Supporting all Businesses
  • Co-ordinated Management

Midhurst Town Centre Vision 2008-2011 (PDF) [1MB]

Midhurst Sense of Place

A key area identified by the Midhurst Vision was to Develop a Sense of Place. This was to understand what makes Midhurst unique and how future initiatives and developments should be informed by local identity and heritage.

This document has been produced by the Sense of Place working group and is therefore, one aspect of the Vision and as such helps to validate work undertaken previously.

Midhurst Sense of Place - Part 1 (PDF) [1MB]

Midhurst Sense of Place - Part 2 (PDF) [1MB]

Midhurst Sense of Place - Part 3 (PDF) [1MB]

Midhurst Market Study

This summary presents key findings from an evaluation of market potential at Midhurst. CACI have used a combination of lifestyle data, expenditure models, gravity model simulation and benchmarking techniques to evaluate the position of Midhurst both in 2006 and 2016.

Midhurst Town Improvement Study Section 1 (PDF) [1MB]

Midhurst Town Improvement Study Section 2 (PDF) [1MB]

Midhurst Retail Study

CACI were instructed by Chichester District Council to provide an independent, strategic assessment of the retail potential of Midhurst.

  Midhurst Retail Study (PowerPoint) [2MB]

 

Contact us 

For further information and advice email business.support@chichester.gov.uk. Alternatively, you can phone us on 01243 534669.