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Housing

A key aim of the Local Plan is to help control and shape development and provide much needed housing in our area over the next 15 years.

You may remember that our Local Plan was adopted in July 2015. At that time, the Local Plan was approved but the Government Inspector said that we had to review it again in the short-term to ensure sufficient housing was planned to meet the needs of the area. Since then, the Government has changed the way it calculates future housing needs and this means that we are now expected to take more housing within our area.

The job of the Local Plan Review is to explore how the targets could be achieved and to evidence if this is possible or not. It is then for the Planning Inspector to decide if the targets need to be reviewed.

There's a high demand for housing and our young people are finding it difficult to get on the property ladder as first time buyers or renters. We want those who grow up here to have the option to stay here - and so we need to make sure that there are homes of the right prices and type, that will enable us to do this. Unfortunately, there is limited Government funding available for affordable housing. This is why the Local Plan is so important, because it requires developers to deliver a proportion of affordable homes that are suitable for local families and young people.

The Local Plan also helps to control and shape development. Every time we receive a planning application, we look at the Local Plan to assess whether planning permission should be granted. This is because the plan sets out what types of development should or shouldn't be permitted.

Housing Supporting Evidence

DocumentsDate
Primary Evidence

Housing and Economic Development Needs Assessment (HEDNA) Final Report

Housing and Economic Development Needs Assessment - April 2022 Final Report (Word doc) [16MB]

Housing and Economic Development Needs Assessment - September 2020 Update (Word doc) [6MB]

 

April 2022

September 2020

Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (HELAA)

HELAA Report 2021 (Word doc) [240KB]

April 2021

Gypsy, Traveller and Travelling Showpeople Assessment (GTAA) Update

GTAA Final Report - Dec 2022 (PDF) [2MB]

December 2022

Chichester Pitch Deliverability Assessment

Pitch Deliverability Assessment (Final Report) – February 2022 (ORS) (PDF) [1MB]

Gypsy and Traveller Pitch Capacity Assessment - December 2022 (PDF) [5MB]

February 2022
Background Papers 

Gypsy, Traveller and Travelling Showpeople

Draft Gypsy and Traveller and Travelling Showpeople Background Paper (2023) (PDF) [2MB]

January 2023

Southbourne Broad Location for Development

Southbourne BLD Background Paper (PDF) [434KB]

January 2023

Evidence from Earlier Stages

DocumentsDate
Primary evidence

Housing and Economic Development Needs Assessment (HEDNA)

Housing and Economic Development Needs Assessment Aug 2018 (Word doc) [3MB]

Chichester Housing and Economic Development Needs Assessment (PDF) [2MB]

 

August 2018

January 2018

Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (HELAA) (2020)

HELAA Report 2020 (Word doc) [267KB]

HELAA Report 2018 (PDF) [279KB]

2020

2018

Coastal West Sussex GTAA (revised) (April 2019)

Coastal West Sussex Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessment Final Report - Revised (PDF) [2MB]

Coastal West Sussex Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessment (PDF) [3MB]

2019

Secondary Evidence / Other Relevant Evidence

Evidence Pages

HELAA

Housing and economic land availability assessment

Five Year Housing Land Supply

Housing land supply

Planning Obligations and Affordable Housing SPD

Planning Obligations and Affordable Housing SPD (PDF) [192KB]

Housing Strategy

Chichester District Housing Strategy 2020-25 (PDF) [410KB]

DLUH&C Planning Policy for Traveller Sites (PPTS) 2015

DLUH&C Planning policy for traveller sites (opens new window)

Authorities Monitoring Report

Local plan monitoring

Brownfield Land Register

Brownfield land register

Custom and Self-Build Register

Custom and self-build housing

Building Regulations 2010 Access to and use of buildings Approved Document M

Building Regulations 2010 Access to and use of buildings Approved Document M (opens new window)