Strategic Wildlife Corridors consultation
Between 30 July and 10 September 2021, we carried out a technical consultation with our partners and relevant groups to give their views on updates to our Strategic Wildlife Corridor policy.
What is the Strategic Wildlife Corridors technical consultation?
In 2018, we proposed a new Strategic Wildlife Corridors policy. This was set out in the Chichester Local Plan Review Preferred Approach. During our public consultation, we received further information and data, which has helped inform the policy and identify the locations of the Strategic Wildlife Corridors that we should include.
In response to this, the council consulted on three potential changes to the policy.
These changes are:
- The proposed inclusion of the Nutbourne to Hambrook Strategic Wildlife Corridor.
- The proposal to change the route of the Westhampnett to Pagham Harbour Strategic Wildlife Corridor.
- The proposal to change the route of the Aldingbourne and Elbridge Rifes Strategic Wildlife Corridor.
Who did we consult with and why?
As this was a technical consultation, it was designed for:
- Wildlife groups.
- Organisations who submitted comments on the policy during the Local Plan Review Preferred Approach consultation.
- Landowners with affected sites.
- Relevant statutory organisations, such as the South Downs National Park Authority, Natural England and the Environment Agency.
- Parish councils affected by the changes.
However, anyone was able to submit their feedback.
The purpose of the consultation was to:
- invite individuals and groups to review the available public evidence supporting the proposed changes, and
- for individuals and groups to provide any further technical evidence that may support the proposed changes.
The aim was to help us decide whether the proposed changes should be adopted in the policy.
A summary of the representations received and the Council's response can be found below:
Where can I find information on the Local Plan Review?
You can find out more about the Local Plan Review at: and .