Chichester Local Plan 2021 - 2039: Proposed Submission

Ended on the 17 March 2023

Appendices

Appendix A: Plan Area sub-area maps

Map A1. East-West Corridor Map. Shows parishes within this part of the plan area.


 

Map A2. Manhood Peninsula Map. Shows parishes within this part of the plan area. Map A3. North of the Plan Area. Shows parishes within this part of the plan area.

Appendix B: Map of designated rural areas

Map B1. Areas designated as Rural and Non-Rural Areas Map. Shows designated areas by parish.

(1)Appendix C: Additional Guidance

The appendix below is included because it is referred to in several of the policies included in this schedule and provides further information on marketing requirements and evidence to be submitted in support of planning applications.

Appendix C – Additional Guidance

Marketing Guidance and additional information required to support planning applications

Introduction

C.1 Applications for some changes of use or redevelopment of property/land need to be accompanied by evidence that sufficient marketing has taken place before concluding that the property/land is no longer required for its current use, or preferable alternatives to that proposed. This appendix gives guidance on the marketing evidence and additional information to be provided. Policies contained in the Local Plan to which this guidance relates are:

Policy H8 Specialist accommodation for older people and those with specialised needs

Policy H9 Accommodation for Agricultural, Horticultural and other Rural Workers

Policy P17 New and Existing Local and Community Facilities including local shops

Policy E2 Employment Development

Policy E6 Chichester City Centre

Policy E7 Local Centres and Village Parades

Policy E8 Built Tourist and Leisure Development

Policy E9 Caravan and Camping Sites

Policy NE10 Development in the Countryside

Proportional Approach

C.2 This appendix sets out the usual minimum standard of marketing. It is however recognised that any marketing should be proportionate to the size and characteristics of the site/property and the scale of the proposed alternative use. Before beginning a marketing campaign applicants should contact the council to agree the length and nature of marketing required and to discuss the extent of alternative uses to be explored.

General Requirements of Marketing

C.3 It is important that the marketing of the land, buildings or a site(s) explores appropriate alternative uses; that the marketing price is competitive (set by an independent valuer with relevant qualifications); the marketing has been appropriate and genuine and that a record of all the marketing is presented with the application proposal. The type and scale of marketing should be commensurate with the scale of the facility proposed to be lost.

C.4 A marketing report should be submitted as part of any relevant planning application, to demonstrate that a robust marketing strategy has been followed. Unless material considerations justify otherwise, or a different period has been agreed with the council, the marketing report should include evidence that the site has been continuously marketed for at least 1 year, and an appropriate amount of time according to the market conditions. The period of marketing should not have ended more than 3 months prior to the date the planning application was submitted.

C.5 The marketing report must include as a minimum:

  1. Confirmation by an appropriate marketing agent that the premises were continuously marketed for the required length of time. Evidence of the continuous marketing should include: copies of all advertisements in the local press and trade journals (at least four weeks' worth of advertisements, spread across a six month period); and evidence of regular marketing across popular digital platforms, such as a commercial agent's website or other commercial property website, over a minimum of 12 months.
  2. Confirmation from an independent valuer that the marketing price is realistic;
  3. Details of the conditions/state of the land/premises and their upkeep before and during marketing and viability;
  4. Information on how interest in the site has been dealt with; including an enquiry log, details of how enquiries were followed up and why any enquiries were unsuccessful;
  5. A review of the marketing process, and price, has been undertaken after 3 months if interest remains low.

Assets of Community Value

C.6 Where the property is listed as an Asset of Community Value under the Localism Act 2011, the council will expect to see evidence of discussion with the local community about options for its continued use. This might include exploring the potential for a community enterprise.

Additional Information relating to the loss of specialist accommodation

C.7 In addition to the general criteria above, evidence will be required to demonstrate whether:

  1. The proposal would lead to a net loss of residential accommodation on the site,
  2. The accommodation is inherently unsuitable to meet these specialist needs.

Additional information relating to the loss of employment land and use

C.8 In addition to the general criteria above, where a planning application will lead to the loss of an existing site currently within the business and industrial use classes (E(g), B2 and B8) or similar employment generating uses to alternative uses (without satisfactory provision for replacement land/floorspace or relocation of existing businesses) supporting information will also be required to demonstrate that:

  1. The site/premises has been vacant for some time and has not been made deliberately unviable;
  2. The site/premises has been actively marketed for business, industrial or similar employment generating uses at a realistic rent/price for a minimum of 1 year or a reasonable period based on the current economic climate;
  3. Alternative employment uses for the site/premises have been fully explored; where an existing firm is relocating elsewhere within the district, maintaining or increasing employment numbers will be acceptable; and
  4. For proposals involving a net loss of 1,500m2 or more employment floorspace, the loss of the site will not result in an under-supply of available employment floorspace in the local area.

Additional Information relating to either proposals for, or the loss of, tourism, leisure development and/or caravan and camping sites

C.9 In addition to the general criteria above the following information may be required:

  1. Marketing and viability assessment for loss of tourist or leisure development including holiday accommodation and caravan and camping sites;
  2. Evidence of the need for new tourist facilities to show a high level of demand on existing sites and justification for new sites, having regard to the quantitative and qualitative analysis of the range of tourist accommodation available, including details about other local touring and permanent sites.

Additional Information relating to housing for agricultural, horticultural and other rural workers

C.10 In addition to the general criteria above, evidence may be required to demonstrate:

  1. That the accommodation has been marketed for a reasonable period of time based on the current economic climate, how such marketing has been targeted, whether the disposal is freehold, leasehold or on a rental basis. This should be at a realistic market price for accommodation tied to a rural business. Normally a discount of around 30% against open market price would be expected to establish whether it could meet the existing needs of another local farm or rural business.

C.11 Supporting information required for new temporary, seasonal or permanent accommodation to support existing agricultural, horticultural or other rural business activities includes:

  1. there is a clearly established existing functional need such as workers needing to be readily available;
  2. the need relates to a person working solely or mainly in agriculture, horticulture, forestry or other rural business;
  3. the functional need could not be fulfilled by other existing accommodation on the site or in the nearby area which is suitable and available for occupation by the workers concerned;
  4. the rural enterprise is currently financially sound, and has a clear prospect of remaining so; and
  5. other planning requirements, e.g. in relation to access, or impact on the countryside, are satisfied.

Appendix D: Shopping frontages

Primary and Secondary Retail Frontages

The following streets within the primary shopping area of Chichester have been defined as primary and secondary retail frontages.

Primary Retail Frontage

East Street – North side from No. 1 to No. 50

East Street – South side from No. 51 to No. 94

Eastgate Square – South side from No. 13 to No. 17

North Street – West side from No. 1 to No. 37

North Street – East side from St Peters House to No. 86-87

South Street – West side from No. 1-3 to No. 12-13a

South Street – East side from No. 63 (Old Theatre Mall) to No. 74

West Street – North side from No. 1 to No. 4

Secondary Retail Frontage

Eastgate Square – North side from No. 1 to No. 12

Market Road – West side from No. 4-5 to No. 13

Market Road – East side from No. 16 to No. 17

Crane Street – both sides

Little London – East side from No. 35 to No. 42

Little London – West side from No. 1 to No. 3

North Street – West side from No. 38 to No. 49

North Street – East side from No. 50 to No. 63

Boardwalk Arcade

Northgate – both sides

South Street – West side from No 13 to No. 41

South Street – East side from No. 42 to No. 63

Southgate – West side from No. 8-9 to No. 29

Southgate – East side from No. 30 to No. 34

St. Martins Street

The Square, Eastgate

St. Pancras

The Hornet – North side from No. 11 to No. 25

The Hornet – South side from No. 4 to No. 46-48

West Street – North side from No. 5 to No. 18

(2)Appendix E: Housing trajectory

Indicative Housing Trajectory 2021-2039

Local Plan Housing Delivery & Phasing

2021/22

2022/23

2023/24

2024/25

2025/26

2026/27

2027/28

2028/29

2029/30

2030/31

2031/32

2032/33

2033/34

2034/35

2035/36

2036/37

2037/38

2038/39

Local Plan Area net housing requirement

Annual net housing target

575

575

575

575

575

575

575

575

575

575

575

575

575

575

575

575

575

575

10350

Cumulative net housing requirement

575

1150

1725

2300

2875

3450

4025

4600

5175

5750

6325

6900

7475

8050

8625

9200

9775

10350

Net Completions

712

Projected Housing Supply

2022-27

2027-39

2022-39

Sites of 10+ dwellings currently under construction

612

519

355

303

235

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2024

0

2024

Comprising:

Parish

Planning Ref

Date Permitted

Plan Sub-Area

Land On The North Side Of, Shopwhyke Road, Shopwhyke

Oving

11/05283/OUT, 15/03720/OUT

09/01/2015

East-West

60

60

60

45

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

225

0

225

Graylingwell (inc Kingsmead Avenue)

Chichester

08/03533/OUT, 10/05597/OUT

12/11/2010

East-West

49

49

49

49

48

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

244

0

244

Land South Of Graylingwell Drive

Chichester

15/00743/OUT, 19/01576/FUL

26/01/2018

East-West

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

1

5-9 High Street

Selsey

14/02930/FUL

21/05/2015

Manhood

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

1

Land North of Stane Street, Madgwick Lane

Westhampnett

15/03524/OUTEIA, 18/01024/REM

04/08/2018

East-West

65

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

65

0

65

Land West Of Centurion Way And West Of Old Broyle Road

Chichester

14/04301/OUT

04/10/2019

East-West

118

118

118

118

119

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

591

0

591

Bartholomews Specialist Distribution Bognor Road

Chichester

15/02344/FUL

13/09/2016

East-West

20

14

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

34

0

34

Land To The South Of Oving Road/ B2144

Oving

16/02254/OUT, 20/02471/FUL

02/06/2017

East-West

45

41

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

86

0

86

South Downs Holiday Village Bracklesham Lane

East Wittering & Bracklesham

18/00753/OUT, 20/00336/REM

13/05/2020

Manhood

28

23

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

51

0

51

Land East Of Manor Road Manor Road

Selsey

19/00321/FUL

09/12/2019

Manhood

50

50

19

24

50

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

193

0

193

Land North East of Graylingwell(Phase 2 Westhampnett/NE Chichester SDL)

Chichester

16/03791/OUT, 18/01911/FUL

01/07/2021

East-West

45

47

45

45

18

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

200

0

200

Former Portfield Quarry And Uma House Shopwhyke Road

Chichester

19/02030/FUL

12/06/2020

East-West

22

22

22

22

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

88

0

88

Land East Of Breach Avenue

Southbourne

16/03569/OUT, 20/01898/REM

18/03/2021

East-West

9

17

8

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

34

0

34

2 The Gardens College Lane

Chichester

19/01991/FUL

27/01/2020

East-West

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

2

Abbas Combe Nursing Home 94 Whyke Road

Chichester

19/01286/FUL

04/12/2019

East-West

30

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

30

0

30

Park Farm Park Lane

Selsey

20/00085/FUL

20/05/2020

Manhood

0

38

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

38

0

38

49-51 Fishbourne Road East

Chichester

17/01287/FUL

06/12/2018

East-West

37

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

37

0

37

Land South West Of Guildford Road

Loxwood

20/01481/FUL

30/10/2020

North

20

20

10

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

50

0

50

Land On The East Side Of Plaistow Road

Kirdford

15/03367/FUL, 19/00086/FUL

22/11/2018

North

10

20

24

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

54

0

54

Sites of 10+ dwellings with an outstanding detailed planning permission

44

96

191

96

92

37

22

1

0

1

0

1

0

1

0

0

0

519

63

582

Comprising:

Parish

Planning Ref

Date Permitted

Plan Sub-Area

The Yews, City Fields Way

Tangmere

18/03143/FUL

24/07/2019

East-West

17

17

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

38

0

38

Pinewood House Answorth Close

Chichester

20/01915/FUL

16/04/2021

East-West

0

4

12

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

16

0

16

Former Lowlands Nursery Lagness Road*

North Mundham

20/01686/FUL

11/08/2021

Manhood

0

10

17

12

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

39

0

39

Land Adjoining A27 Scant Road West Hambrook*

Chidham & Hambrook

20/01826/FUL

04/11/2021

East-West

0

40

50

28

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

118

0

118

Warrendell, off Plainwood Close

Chichester

98/02043/OUT, 20/01164/REM

16/07/2021

East-West

17

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

21

0

21

(Shopwhyke Care Site) Land On The North Side Of Shopwhyke Road

Oving

21/00258/FUL

09/07/2021

East-West

0

0

45

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

45

0

45

Land North of Cooks Lane

Southbourne

18/03145/OUT, 22/00157/REM

02/03/2020

East-West

0

20

55

55

55

14

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

185

14

199

Field North West Of The Saltings Crooked Lane

Birdham

13/01391/FUL, 16/01809/FUL

14/10/2016

Manhood

0

0

0

0

15

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

15

0

15

Land North West Of 139 Main Road

Southbourne

20/02297/FUL

23/06/2022

East-West

0

0

8

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

8

0

8

Land South Of Lowlands*

North Mundham

20/02989/FUL

resolution to permit 08/09/2021

Manhood

0

0

0

0

22

22

22

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

66

66

Land At Nursery Green

Loxwood

19/01498/FUL

13/08/2020

North

10

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

10

0

10

Greenways Nursery Kirdford Road

Wisborough Green

13/00744/FUL

30/12/2014

North

0

1

0

1

0

1

0

1

0

1

0

1

0

1

0

0

0

2

5

7

2022-27

2027-39

2022-39

Sites of 10+ dwellings with outline planning permission

0

0

23

78

168

92

92

45

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

269

229

498

Comprising:

Parish

Planning Ref

Date Permitted

Plan Sub-Area

Land East Of Glenmore Business Park Longacres Way

Oving

21/00594/OUT

21/01/2022

East-West

0

0

23

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

23

0

23

Graylingwell Hospital

Chichester

14/01018/OUT

21/03/2018

East-West

0

0

0

0

60

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

60

0

60

Land To The West Of Church Road Church Road

West Wittering

20/02491/OUT

22/04/2022

Manhood

0

0

0

10

20

20

20

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

50

20

70

Land Within The Westhampnett / North East Chichester SDL

Chichester

20/02824/OUT

27/05/2022

East-West

0

0

0

20

40

40

40

25

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

60

105

165

Earnley Concourse Clappers Lane

Earnley

19/02493/OUT

30/05/2022

Manhood

0

0

0

15

15

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

15

15

30

Land south of Clappers Lane

Earnley

20/03125/OUT

16/08/2022

Manhood

0

0

0

20

20

20

20

20

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

40

60

100

Chas Wood Nurseries Main Road*

Chidham & Hambrook

20/01854/OUT

17/10/2022

East-West

0

0

0

13

13

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

13

13

26

Land South Of Loxwood Farm Place High Street

Loxwood

20/01617/OUT

15/10/2020

North

0

0

0

0

0

12

12

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

24

24

Permissions on small sites 5-9 dwellings

42

10

15

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

67

0

67

Comprising:

Parish

Planning Ref

Date Permitted

Plan Sub-Area

Elmsleigh 30 First Avenue

Southbourne

16/00407/FUL

25/05/2016

East-West

5

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

5

0

5

Land south of Reedbridge Farm

Hunston

18/01320/FUL

16/09/2018

Manhood

2

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

4

0

4

98 Fishbourne Road West

Fishbourne

17/03564/FUL

01/06/2018

East-West

6

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

6

0

6

South Mundham Farm South Mundham Road

North Mundham

19/00677/FUL

07/02/2020

Manhood

3

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

6

0

6

99 - 101 High Street

Selsey

21/02305/FUL

29/11/2021

Manhood

0

0

5

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

5

0

5

98 Fishbourne Road West

Fishbourne

18/03401/FUL

30/08/2019

East-West

5

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

5

0

5

10 Lavant Road Flats 1-3

Chichester

20/03342/FUL, 21/01354/FUL

20/09/2019

East-West

7

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

7

0

7

23 Lavant Road*

Chichester

20/03226/FUL

29/06/2021

East-West

5

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

5

0

5

Land at Royal Close*

Chichester

20/02530/FUL

19/01/2022

East-West

0

0

5

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

5

0

5

Earnley Gardens Almodington Lane

Earnley

20/03289/FUL

11/02/2022

Manhood

0

0

5

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

5

0

5

Victoria Court 22 St Pancras

Chichester

19/01280/PA3O

03/07/2019

East-West

0

5

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

5

0

5

Sailaway Rest Home Main Road

Bosham

21/00211/FUL

14/10/2021

East-West

9

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

9

0

9

Permissions on small sites 4 or less dwellings

66

64

63

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

193

0

193

Sites allocated in Local Plan 2014-2029

0

0

0

25

50

268

278

288

278

278

278

278

124

65

0

0

0

75

2135

2210

Comprising:

Parish

Planning Ref

Date Permitted

Plan Sub-Area

West of Chichester SDL (Phase 2)

Chichester

Local Plan Policy 15

East-West

0

0

0

0

0

118

118

118

118

118

118

118

24

0

0

0

0

0

850

850

Tangmere SDL

Tangmere

Local Plan Policy 18

East-West

0

0

0

0

25

150

160

160

160

160

160

160

100

65

0

0

0

25

1275

1300

Land at Highgrove Farm

Bosham

DPD Policy BO1

East-West

0

0

0

25

25

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

50

0

50

Land north of Little Springfield Farm

Plaistow & Ifold

DPD Policy PL1

North

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

10

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

10

10

Sites allocated in made Neighbourhood Plans

0

0

0

0

0

38

32

15

0

15

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

100

100

Comprising:

Parish

Planning Ref

Date Permitted

Plan Sub-Area

Tangmere Academy

Tangmere

Tangmere NP Policy 4

East-West

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

15

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

15

15

Land to the West of Malcolm Road

Tangmere

Tangmere NP Policy 7

East-West

0

0

0

0

0

12

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

12

12

Land at the Roman Palace

Fishbourne

Fishbourne NP Policy SD2

East-West

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

15

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

15

15

Land adjacent to Chantry Hall Foxbury Lane

Westbourne

Westbourne NP Policy SS3

East-West

0

0

0

0

0

6

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

6

6

Land to the west of Monk's Hill

Westbourne

Westbourne NP Policy SS1

East-West

0

0

0

0

0

6

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

6

6

Old Granary

Boxgrove

Boxgrove NP Policy H5

East-West

0

0

0

0

0

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

3

3

Land at Farm Close

Loxwood

Loxwood NP Policy 4

North

0

0

0

0

0

0

17

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

17

17

Clark's Yard, Billingshurst Road

Wisborough Green

Wisborough Green NP Policy SS3

North

0

0

0

0

0

11

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

11

11

Land at Townfield

Kirdford

Kirdford NP Policy KSS2a

North

0

0

0

0

0

0

6

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

6

6

Land at Cornwood and/or School Court

Kirdford

Kirdford NP Policy KSS5

North

0

0

0

0

0

0

9

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

9

9

Windfall

0

0

0

7

50

50

50

50

50

50

50

50

50

50

50

50

50

57

600

657

Total Housing Supply

764

689

647

509

595

485

474

399

328

344

328

329

174

116

50

50

50

3204

3127

6331

2022-27

2027-39

2022-39

No. of Dwellings in Policy

New Strategic and Parish Allocations

0

0

0

10

50

130

200

250

270

275

280

240

280

310

337

342

342

60

3256

3316

3520

Comprising:

Parish

Policy Ref

Plan Sub-Area

Remaining Figure to Allocate

Chichester City

Chichester

Policy A2

East-West

0

0

0

0

0

0

20

20

20

20

20

20

20

30

30

30

30

0

260

260

270

Southern Gateway

Chichester

Policy A4 & A5

East-West

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

20

20

20

30

30

30

30

0

180

180

180

East of Chichester

Oving

Policy A8

East-West

0

0

0

0

20

50

50

50

50

50

50

60

60

60

60

60

60

20

660

680

680

Maudlin Farm

Westhampnett

Policy A10

East-West

0

0

0

0

15

40

40

40

40

40

40

10

0

0

0

0

0

15

250

265

265

Highgrove Farm Bosham

Bosham

Policy A11

East-West

0

0

0

10

15

40

40

40

40

40

20

0

0

0

0

0

0

25

220

245

245

Chidham & Hambrook

Chidham & Hambrook

Policy A12

East-West

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

30

30

32

32

32

0

156

156

300

Southbourne

Southbourne

Policy A13

East-West

0

0

0

0

0

0

50

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

0

1050

1050

1050

Loxwood

Loxwood

Policy A15

North

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

20

20

20

20

20

30

30

30

30

0

220

220

220

Boxgrove

Boxgrove

Policy H3

East-West

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

10

10

10

10

10

0

50

50

50

Westbourne

Westbourne

Policy H3

East-West

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

10

10

10

0

30

30

30

Fishbourne

Fishbourne

Policy H3

East-West

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

10

10

10

0

30

30

30

North Mundham

North Mundham

Policy H3

Manhood

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

50

Kirdford

Kirdford

Policy H3

North

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

10

10

10

10

10

0

50

50

50

Plaistow and Ifold

Plaistow and Ifold

Policy H3

North

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

5

10

10

0

25

25

25

Wisborough Green

Wisborough Green

Policy H3

North

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

5

10

10

10

10

10

10

10

0

75

75

75

Total Projected Housing Supply

764

689

647

519

645

615

674

649

598

619

608

569

454

426

387

392

392

10359

*Site counts to towards allocated housing number for the Parish.

Draft Chichester Local Plan 2021-2039 Housing Trajectory. The Annual net housing target line is just under 600.

(3)Appendix F: Monitoring framework

Chapter/policies

Target to be achieved

Delivery

Monitoring indicators

Responsible agency/partner

Chapter 3 Spatial Strategy

Policies:

S1 Spatial Development Strategy;

S2 Settlement Hierarchy;

Distribution of development in line with development strategy

Local Plan

Neighbourhood Plans

Site Allocation DPD

Development Management process

Distribution throughout plan area of new homes and all other built development split by settlement hierarchy

Chichester DC

Parish Councils

Developers and Landowners

Infrastructure providers

Delivery of local community facilities; small-scale employment, tourism and leisure

Distribution of completed community development, employment, tourism and leisure/recreation proposals throughout plan area

Chapter 4 Climate Change and the Natural Environment

Policies:

NE2 Natural Landscape;

NE3 Landscape Gaps between Settlements;

NE4 Strategic Wildlife Corridors;

NE5 Biodiversity and Biodiversity Net Gain;

NE6 Chichester's Internationally and Nationally Designated Habitats;

NE7 Development and Disturbance of Birds in Chichester and Langstone Harbours, Pagham Harbour, Solent and Dorset Coast SPAs and Medmerry Compensatory Habitat;

NE10 Development in the Countryside;

NE11 The Coast;

NE15 Flood Risk Management; NE16 Water Management and Water Quality; NE17 Water Neutrality;

NE18 Source Protection Zones;

NE19 Nutrient Neutrality;

NE20 Pollution

Protect and enhance the natural landscape; strategic wildlife corridors; biodiversity habitats and coastal areas

Local Plan

Neighbourhood Plans

Site Allocations DPD

Development Management process

Biodiversity Action Plans

Monitor number of permissions granted:

within 5.6 km 'Zone of Influence'

within strategic wildlife corridors;

within landscape gaps or between settlements;

outside settlement boundaries;

for marine development;

contrary to Environment Agency advice on flood risk and water quality issues;

contrary to LLFA advice on flood risk issues;

for air quality sensitive development granted within AQMAs;

near designated Dark Skies Discovery Sites/SDNPA International Dark Skies Reserve

Chichester DC

Parish Councils

Developers and Landowners

Sussex Wildlife Trust

West Sussex CC

Environment Agency

Joint affected LPAs across Sussex North Water Resource Zone

Natural England

Mitigate/avoid effect on SPAs of all net increases in residential development within Zone of Influence

Achieve zero permissions granted contrary to Local Lead Flood Authority advice on flood risk issues and Environment Agency advice on flood risk and water quality issues

Prevent coalescence of built-up areas and maintain separate identity of settlements; restrict development outside of settlement boundaries to countryside uses

Monitor decisions on planning applications refused and appeals upheld on landscape considerations; number of EIA Application approvals within AONB; area of best and most versatile agricultural land taken out of agricultural use for major developments

Protect water quality and water supply within the Chichester Local Plan area; achieve water neutrality within Sussex North Water Resource Zone

Daily domestic water use; number of permissions granted within Sussex North Water Resource Zone; number of applications refused for failing to demonstrate water neutrality; number of permissions granted within Source Protection Zones 1 and 1c

Percentage of SSSI land in favourable condition including percentage in coastal area; changes in areas of biodiversity importance and percentage of water bodies assessed as good ecological status/ good chemical status

Ensure no net increase and where possible, reduce nutrients discharged into Chichester Harbour

Protect/improve amenities and the environment by mitigating possible pollution impacts of development

Annual average NO2 data from selected sites in the District; Carbon dioxide emissions – total by sector and per capita

Chapter 5 Housing

Policies:

H1 Meeting Housing Needs;

H2 Strategic Locations/ Allocations

H3 Non-Strategic Parish Housing Requirements;

H4 Affordable Housing;

H6 Custom and/or Self Build Homes

H11 Meeting Gypsies, Travellers and Travelling Showpeoples' Needs

Delivery of 10350 net additional homes between 2021 and 2039 (575 dwellings per year); meeting parish housing requirement

Local Plan

Neighbourhood Plans

Site Allocations DPD

Development Management process

New homes built each year (net) split by strategic sites, parish housing and windfall

Chichester DC/

West Sussex CC/Parish Councils

Developers and Landowners/ RSLs

Infrastructure providers

Homes and Communities Agency/Gypsy, Traveller and Travelling Showpeople's organisations

Affordable Housing: North of the Plan Area – 40% on greenfield sites, 30% on previously developed land;

South of the Plan Area – 30% on greenfield sites, 20% on previously developed land

Affordable homes built each year by type and as a percentage of all homes built

124 net pitches for Gypsies and Travellers and 40 net plots for Travelling Showpeople over the plan period

Self/Custom Build: provide for 40 suitable serviced plots over the plan period

Net additional GTTS pitches and plots granted permission each year

Net additional self/custom build plots provided each year

Chapter 6 Placemaking, Health and Wellbeing

Policies:

P1 Design Principles;

P9 The Historic Environment

P14 Green Infrastructure;

P16 Health and Wellbeing;

P17 New and Existing Local Community Facilities

Promote high quality design principles for new development that enhance the area

Local Plan

Neighbourhood Plans

Site Allocations DPD

Infrastructure Delivery Plan

Development Management process

Design and Access Statements

Character Appraisals for Conservation Areas

Monitoring decisions on planning applications refused and appeals upheld on design grounds;

Chichester DC

West Sussex CC

Parish Councils

Developers and Landowners

Infrastructure providers

Historic England

Sussex Wildlife Trust

Improve and promote healthy communities

Percentage of adults who participate in different levels of exercise per week; Waste collected/ recycled per household;

Reinforce and enhance role of green infrastructure

Monitoring delivery of green infrastructure and amenity open space provision; Strategic development schemes providing long term agreement to maintain and enhance green infrastructure network in vicinity of site

Conserve or enhance heritage assets within the plan area

Monitoring planning permissions and appeals affecting heritage assets at risk

Number of designated heritage assets and number and proportion of heritage assets at risk; Current conservation area appraisals

Chapter 7 Employment and the Economy

Policies:

E1 Meeting Employment Land Needs;

E3 Addressing Horticultural Needs

E5 Retail Strategy and New Development;

E7 Local Centres;

Delivery of 108,000 to 115,000 sq.m net additional floorspace in E(g), B2 and B8 Use Classes between 2021 and 2039, in line with HEDNA

Local Plan

Site Allocation DPD

Neighbourhood Plans

Development Management process

Economic Development Strategy

Employment floor space completions, commitments, losses (including vacancy rates), net position by use class across local plan area and on allocated employment sites

Chichester DC

West Sussex CC

Parish and Town Councils

Developers, Landowners and Local Businesses/ Organisations

Coast to Capital LEP

Chichester BID

West Sussex Growers Association

Percentage change in the number of VAT registered Businesses; Percentage of employees in different sectors

For the period to 2035 provision will be made for 6600 sq.m (gross) of comparison and convenience goods retail floorspace and food/beverage uses across the Local Plan area, primarily through the re-occupation of vacant floorspace, as well as limited new development within strategic housing sites

Monitoring of retail and food/ beverage floor space, gained or lost (including vacancy rates) in Chichester city and the Local Plan area

Maintain vitality and viability of local centres

Monitoring of commercial, leisure and retail development gained or lost (including vacancy rates) in Local Centres

Delivery of approximately 204 hectares land within local plan area (67 within HDAs) for horticultural development

Amount of horticultural development permitted by type and location inside and outside of HDAs including any losses; Amount of land remaining undeveloped in HDAs

Chapter 8 Transport and Accessibility

Policies:

T1 Transport Infrastructure;

T2 Transport and Development;

Provide better integrated transport network and improve accessibility to key services and facilities

Local Plan

Neighbourhood Plans

IDP

Development Management process

Record of transport infrastructure projects committed or completed

Chichester DC

West Sussex CC

Highways England

Infrastructure providers

Estimated traffic flow for all vehicle types

Support proposals that contribute towards safe, sustainable, connected and accessible transport network

Percentage of residents who travel on foot or cycle; Record of cycle lanes and routes; car club locations in Chichester

Chapter 9 Infrastructure

Policy:

I1 Infrastructure Provision

Delivery in line with IDP

Local Plan

IDP

Neighbourhood Plans

Development Management process

Record of infrastructure projects committed or completed

Chichester DC

West Sussex CC

Infrastructure providers

Chapter 10 Area Based Policies

Policy:

A17 Development within vicinity of Goodwood Motor Circuit and Airfield

Limit noise-sensitive development within 400m of motor circuit and airfield

Local Plan

Development Management process

Number and type of permissions granted within 400m of site

Chichester DC

Developers, Landowners and Local Businesses

Appendix G: Local Plan strategic policies

The council has used the guidance provided within the NPPF and in the national PPG to define the strategic policies in the Chichester Local Plan 2021 – 2039. This list of the identified strategic policies will provide clarity for neighbourhood plan purposes.

Policy S1 Spatial Development Strategy

Policy S2 Settlement Hierarchy

Policy NE2 Natural Landscape

Policy NE3 Landscape Gaps between Settlements

Policy NE4 Strategic Wildlife Corridors

Policy NE5 Biodiversity and Biodiversity Net Gain

Policy NE6 Chichester's Internationally and Nationally Designated Habitats

Policy NE7 Development and Disturbance of Birds in Chichester and Langstone Harbours, Pagham Harbour, Solent and Dorset Coast Special Protection Areas and Medmerry Compensatory Habitat

Policy NE10 Development in the Countryside

Policy NE11 The Coast

Policy NE14 Integrated Coastal Zone for the Manhood Peninsula

Policy NE15 Flood Risk and Water Management

Policy NE16 Water Management and Water Quality

Policy NE17 Water Neutrality

Policy NE18 Source Protection Zones

Policy NE19 Nutrient Neutrality

Policy NE20 Pollution

Policy H1 Meeting Housing Needs

Policy H2 Strategic Locations/Allocations 2021 – 2039

Policy H3 Parish Housing Requirements 2021 – 2039

Policy H4 Affordable Housing

Policy H6 Custom and/or Self Build Homes

Policy H11 Meeting Gypsies, Travellers and Travelling Showpeople's Needs

Policy P1 Design Principles

Policy P9 The Historic Environment

Policy P14 Green Infrastructure

Policy P16 Health and Well-being

Policy P17 New and Existing Local and Community Facilities

Policy E1 Meeting Employment Land Needs

Policy E3 Addressing Horticultural Development

Policy E5 Retail Strategy and New Development

Policy E7 Local Centres

Policy T1 Transport Infrastructure

Policy T2 Transport and Development

Policy I1 Infrastructure Provision

Policy A16 Goodwood Motor Circuit and Airfield

Policy A17 Development within the vicinity of Goodwood Motor Circuit and Airfield

Policy A18 Thorney Island

Appendix H: List of saved and deleted Local Plan 2014 – 2029 and Site Allocation DPD 2014 – 2029 policies

The Local Plan 2021 – 2039 will replace all the policies in the Chichester Local Plan: Key Policies 2014 – 2029.

All of the policies and allocations within the Site Allocation DPD 2014 – 2029 are saved for continued use (as set out below) pending review as part of a future Site Allocation DPD

In Saved Policy SA1 (Identified Sites), the reference to the relevant policies set out in the Chichester Local Plan: Key Policies 2014 – 2029 should be read as the relevant policies set out within this local plan.

In Saved Policy CC4 (Shopwyke Strategic Development Location, Oving) reference to a previous policy in the Chichester Local Plan: Key Policies 2014 – 2029 that has not been saved, should refer instead to its replacement policy in this Local Plan. If there is no replacement policy, that section of the saved policy will not be applied.

Where reference is made to the Chichester Local Plan: Key Policies 2014-2029 policies map, this will be replaced by the Chichester Local Plan 2021 – 2039 policies map on adoption. Settlement boundary amendments made through the Site Allocation DPD 2014 – 2029 are listed as saved and will be shown on the policies map.

Saved policies in the Chichester Site Allocation DPD 2014 - 2029

SA1 Identified Sites

BO1 Land at Highgrove Farm

BX1 Land west of the Street

CC1 Adjacent Tesco Petrol Station, Fishbourne Road

CC2 Bartholomews, Bognor Road

CC3 117 The Hornet

CC4 Shopwyke Strategic Development Location, Oving

CC5 Boys High School, Kingsham Road

CC6 Plot 12 Terminus Road (Chichester Enterprise Hub)

CC7 Fuel Depot Site, Bognor Road (adjacent to Springfield Park), Oving

CC8 Springfield Park (adjacent to Fuel Depot), Oving

East Wittering and Bracklesham Parish – Local Centre (as defined on Inset Map 11)

Hunston Parish – settlement boundary amendment (as shown on Inset Map 12)

HN1 Land south of Reedbridge Farm

Lynchmere Parish – settlement boundary amendment (as shown on Inset Map 13)

North Mundham – settlement boundary amendment (as shown on Inset Map 14)

PL1 Land north of Little Springfield Farm

West Wittering Parish – settlement boundary amendment (as shown on Inset Map 16)

Appendix I: Gypsy and traveller site intensification plans (policy H12)

Site H12a Cherry West Meadow, Policy H12 Intensification of existing authorised sites. Yellow = indicative area of potential instensification. Red = Site area

Site H12b Land at Lakeside Barn, Policy H12 Intensification of existing authorised sites. Yellow = indicative area of potential instensification. Red = Site area

Site H12c Tower View Nurseries North/South, Policy H12 Intensification of existing authorised sites. Yellow = indicative area of potential instensification. Red = Site area

Site H12d Connors Scant Road East, Policy H12 Intensification of existing authorised sites. Yellow = indicative area of potential instensification. Red = Site area

Site H12e Greenacre, Policy H12 Intensification of existing authorised sites. Yellow = indicative area of potential instensification. Red = Site area

Site H12f Sunrise, Policy H12 Intensification of existing authorised sites. Yellow = indicative area of potential instensification. Red = Site area

Site H12g The Stables, Policy H12 Intensification of existing authorised sites. Yellow = indicative area of potential instensification. Red = Site area

Site H12h Five Paddocks Farm, Policy H12 Intensification of existing authorised sites. Yellow = indicative area of potential instensification. Red = Site area

Appendix J: Glossary

Active travel: Active travel means a mode of transport which involves physical activity such as walking and cycling to get from one destination to another, including travel to and from the places we live, work, learn, visit and play.

Affordable Housing: Housing for sale or rent, for those whose needs are not met by the market (including housing that provides a subsidised route to home ownership and/or is for essential local workers). For planning purposes, specific definitions of what constitutes affordable housing are set by Government and can change from time to time. The current definition is contained in the Glossary to the National Planning Policy Framework (July 2021) and has set definitions under affordable housing for rent, starter homes, discounted market sales housing and other affordable routes to home ownership.

Air Quality Management Areas: These are declared in areas where national objectives for air quality are not being met, or at risk of not being met. They are declared by a local authorities who must then prepare an Action Plan to identify measures to meet the national air quality objectives.

Amenity: Positive elements that contribute to the overall character or enjoyment of an area. For example, open land, trees, historic buildings and the inter-relationship between them, or less tangible factors such as tranquillity.

Amenity space: External amenity space comprising for example: public and private gardens, roof terraces and balconies.

Ancient or veteran tree: A tree, which because of its age, size and condition, is of exceptional biodiversity, cultural or heritage value

Ancient woodland: An area that has been wooded continuously since at least 1600 AD.

Appropriate Assessment: An assessment of the potential effects of a proposed plan on one or more European Special Areas of Conservation. The 'assessment' proper is a statement which says whether the plan does or does not; affect the integrity of a European site.

Authority's Monitoring Report (AMR): This enables the local authority to assess the extent that the policies and proposals set out in the Local Plan are being achieved. The AMR allows the local planning authority to identify when a review of policies or proposals will be necessary.

Archaeological Priority Area: an area where there is significant known archaeological interest or potential for new discoveries. Used to help highlight where development might affect heritage assets.

Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB): Areas of high scenic quality that have statutory protection in order to conserve and enhance the natural beauty of their landscapes. AONB landscapes range from rugged coastline to water meadows to gentle lowland and upland moors. Natural England has a statutory power to designate land as AONB under the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000. Chichester Harbour AONB is located within the Local Plan area.

Article 4 Direction: A special planning regulation adopted by a local planning authority to provide additional powers of planning control in a particular location. It operates by removing "Permitted Development" rights over certain specified classes of minor alterations and extensions, such as porches, replacement of windows and doors and painting of the exterior of a building.

Biodiversity: The totality of genes, species, and ecosystems of a region.

Biodiversity net gain (BNG): is an approach to development, and/or land management, that aims to leave the natural environment in a measurably better state than it was beforehand

Biodiversity Opportunity Areas (BOAs): Biodiversity Opportunity Areas represent a targeted landscape scale approach to conserving biodiversity and the basis for an ecological network.

BREEAM New Construction: Is the standard against which the sustainability of new, non-residential buildings is assessed. Developers use the scheme at key stages to measure, evaluate, improve and reflect the performance of their buildings.

Coalescence: The merging or coming together of separate towns or villages to form a single entity.

Coastal squeeze: The loss of natural habitats, or deterioration of their quality, arising from human structures or actions, preventing the landward transgression of those habitats that would otherwise naturally occur in response to sea level rise together with other coastal processes. Coastal squeeze affects habitat on the seaward side of existing structures.

Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL): A levy allowing local authorities to raise funds from owners or developers of land undertaking new building projects in their area.

Community Facilities: Facilities that provide for the health and well-being, social, educational, spiritual, recreational, leisure and cultural needs of the community.

Comparison shopping: The purchase of items where the shopper compares the price and quality before a purchase is made, e.g. clothes, gift merchandise, electrical goods, and furniture. Generally high street shopping.

Compensatory habitat: Habitat created to offset loss or damage to Special Areas of Conservation, Special Protection Areas and Marine Conservation Zones, to maintain the coherence of natural networks.

Conservation Area: An area of special architectural or historic interest, designated under the Planning (Listed Buildings & Conservation Areas) Act 1990. There is a statutory duty to preserve or enhance the character, appearance, or setting of these areas.

Conservation Area Character Appraisal: An appraisal of the characteristics and features that are important to the character of a particular Conservation Area.

Convenience shopping: Broadly defined as food shopping, drinks, tobacco, newspapers, magazines and confectionery, purchased regularly for relatively immediate consumption. Generally supermarket shopping.

Density (Housing): The number of dwellings per net residential area, normally measured by dwelling per hectare.

Designated Heritage Asset: A World Heritage Site, scheduled monument, listed building, protected wreck site, registered park and garden, registered battlefield or conservation area designated under the relevant legislation.

Developer Contributions: Financial and physical contributions necessary and directly related to the needs of a development for infrastructure and community facilities. They are usually secured by the use of a planning obligation.

Development: Defined within the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended) as "the carrying out of building, engineering, mining or other operation in, on, over or under land, or the making of any material change in the use of any building or other land." Most forms of development require planning permission.

Development Plan: This includes adopted Local Plans, neighbourhood plans, and is defined in Section 38 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.

Development Plan Document (DPD): Formal plans that set out policies for a particular geographical area. They are subject to public consultation and a Sustainability Appraisal. They must also be considered at independent examination and obtain council approval before they can be adopted.

Environment Agency: A national organisation set up with effect from April 1996, assuming the responsibilities for environmental matters previously held by the National Rivers Authority, Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Pollution, and the Waste Regulation Authorities.

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA): A procedure to be followed for certain types of project to ensure that decisions are made in full knowledge of any likely significant effects on the environment.

Flood Risk Assessment (FRA): An assessment of the likelihood of flooding in a particular area so that development needs and mitigation measures can be carefully considered.

Greenfield: An undeveloped site, especially one being evaluated and considered for commercial development.

Green and Blue Infrastructure: A network of multifunctional green and blue spaces and other natural features, urban and rural, which is capable of delivering a wide range of environmental, economic, health and well-being benefits for nature, climate, local and wider communities and prosperity. Green infrastructure include trees, woodlands, orchards, parks, green walls/roofs and blue elements include rivers, canals, ponds, wetlands and floodplains

Gypsies and Travellers: Persons of nomadic habit of life whatever their race or origin, including such persons who on grounds only of their own or their family's or dependants' educational or health needs or old age have ceased to travel temporarily, but excluding members of an organised group of travelling showpeople or circus people travelling together as such. Following an update to DCLG Planning policy for traveller sites (2015), those that have ceased to travel permanently no longer meet the definition for planning purposes.

Habitats Regulation Assessment (HRA): The European Habitats Directive (92/43/EC) requires Appropriate Assessment of plans and projects that are either alone, or in combination with other plans and projects, likely to have a significant impact on national and international designated sites.

Health Impact Assessment (HIA): A health impact assessment considers the potential impacts of planning policies and decisions on health and health inequalities. They identify actions that can enhance the positive effects, and mitigation, or eliminate, the negative effects of development.

Heritage Asset: A building, monument, site, place, area or landscape identified as having a degree of significance meriting consideration in planning decisions, because of its heritage interest. Heritage asset includes designated heritage assets and assets identified by the local planning authority (including local listing).

Historic Environment Record (HER): an index to the known archaeological sites and finds, historic buildings, designed and historic landscapes, parks and gardens and scheduled monuments.

Historic parks and gardens: A park or garden of special historic value and have been included on the national Register of Parks and Gardens of special interest in England based on an assessment by Historic England.

Horticultural Development Areas (HDA): Locally designated areas for horticulture, the purpose of which is to promote this important sector of agriculture while protecting the environment and amenities of residents.

Infrastructure: The basic physical and organisational structures and facilities (e.g. buildings, roads, and power supplies) necessary for development to take place.

Infrastructure Delivery Plan (IDP): This will set out the current planned and required infrastructure, when it will come forward, who will be leading on each aspect and funding responsibilities.

International, national and locally designated sites of importance for biodiversity: All international sites (Special Areas of Conservation, Special Protection Areas, and Ramsar sites), national sites (Sites of Special Scientific Interest) and locally designated sites including Local Wildlife Sites

Landscape Character Assessment: A background study that identifies the features or combinations of elements that contribute to the character of the landscape. LCA's can make a contribution to planning policies and the allocation of land for development.

Landscape Gaps: Areas of predominantly undeveloped land between settlements that protect the individual identity of those settlements and prevent their coalescence (the merging together of separate settlements to form one single settlement)

Listed Building: A building of special architectural or historic interest designated by Historic England and included on a statutory list. They are graded I, II* or II, with grade I being the highest.

Local Development Order: An Order made by a local planning authority (under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990) that grants planning permission for a specific development proposal or classes of development.

Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP): A body, designated by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, established for the purpose of creating or improving the conditions for economic growth in an area.

Local Nature Reserve (LNR): Designated under the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act 1949 by Local Authorities in consultation with Natural England for their locally important wildlife or geological features.

Local Transport Plan: A five-year plan, which is drawn up by the Transport Authority in association with local authorities and subject to widespread consultation. It includes future investment plans and proposed packages of measures to meet local transport needs.

Local Wildlife Sites (LWS): A non-statutory designation made by West Sussex County Council. Their special characteristics mean they are high priority sites and their maintenance is important.

M4(2) Accessible and Adaptable Dwellings: Optional building standard met where a new dwelling makes reasonable provision for most people to access the dwelling and incorporates features that make it potentially suitable for a wide range of occupants, including older people, those with reduced mobility and some wheelchair users.

M4(3) Wheelchair Accessible Dwellings: Optional building standard met where a new dwelling makes reasonable provision, either at the point of completion or at a point following completion, for a wheelchair user to live in the dwelling and use any associated private outdoor space, parking and communal facilities that may be provided for the use of the occupants.

Main Town Centre Uses: Defined in the NPPF as retail development (including warehouse clubs and factory outlet centres); leisure, entertainment and more intensive sport and recreation uses (including cinemas, restaurants, drive-through restaurants, bars and pubs, nightclubs, casinos, health and fitness centres, indoor bowling centres and bingo halls); offices; and arts, culture and tourism development (including theatres, museums, galleries and concert halls, hotels and conference facilities)

Major Development: Major development is defined in legislation. In the Local Plan major development is considered to be any development which involves 10 or more dwellings (or a site of 0.5 hectares or more where the dwelling number is unknown) or the provision of a building or buildings with a gross internal floor area of 1,000 square meters or greater or the development on a site of 1 hectare or above.

Marine Conservation Zone (MCZ): area designated to protect nationally important, rare or threatened marine habitats and species

Masterplan: A document outlining the use of land and the overall approach to the design and layout of a development scheme in order to provide detailed guidance for subsequent planning applications.

Mitigation measures: Measures requested/carried out in order to limit the damage by a particular development or activity.

Mixed use (or mixed development): Provision of a mix of complementary uses, such as residential, community and leisure uses, on a site or within a particular area.

National Nature Reserve (NNR): Designated under the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act 1949 or the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 primarily for nature conservation but can also include sites with special geological or physical features.

National Park: Nationally important precious landscapes whose distinctive character and natural beauty are so outstanding that it is in the nation's interest to safeguard them. Together with Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty they enjoy the highest level of protection through the planning system.

The Environment Act 1995 set out two statutory purposes for National Parks in England and Wales:

1. Conserve and enhance the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage

2. Promote opportunities for the understanding and enjoyment of the special qualities of National Parks by the Public

National Parks have the duty to seek to foster the economic and social well-being of local communities. Within Chichester District, the South Downs National Park Authority (SDNPA) is the organisation responsible for promoting the purposes of the National Park and the interests of the people who live and work within it. The South Downs National Park lies outside of the plan area and is the subject of a separate Local Plan.

National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF): Sets out the Government's planning policies for England and how these are expected to be applied.

National Planning Practice Guidance (PPG): revised and updated planning practice guidance.

Nature Recovery Network (NRN): a single, national network which will benefit people and wildlife by increasing, improving and joining-up wildlife rich places across England. At its core will be enhanced sites designated for nature conservation and other existing wildlife rich places. Additional, newly created or restored nature rich habitat, corridors and stepping-stones will help wildlife populations grow and move. It will improve landscape resilience to climate change, provide natural solutions that reduce carbon and manage flood risk, and sustain vital ecosystems such as improved soil, clean water and clean air. It will reinforce the natural and cultural diversity of landscapes, help to protect historic environments, and enable people to enjoy and connect with nature where they live, work and play – benefiting health and well-being.

Neighbourhood Development Order: An Order made by a local planning authority (under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990) through which parish councils and neighbourhood forums can grant permission for a specific development proposal or classes of development.

Neighbourhood plans: A plan prepared by a parish council or Neighbourhood Forum for a particular neighbourhood area (made under the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004).

Noise sensitive properties/ receptors: these include all residential properties, educational establishments, hospitals, hotels, hostels, concert halls and theatres.

Non-designated heritage asset: buildings, structures and historic features which, while not statutorily protected by designation, are considered to be heritage assets of architectural, historic, archaeological or artistic interest. These heritage assets make a substantial contribution to the local character and appearance of the district and are worthy of conservation for the benefit of future generations.

Pitch/Plot: a pitch on a gypsy and traveller site and plot on a travelling showpeople site (often called a yard). This terminology differentiates between residential pitches for gypsies and travellers and mixed use plots for travelling showpeople, which may need to incorporate space to be split for the storage of equipment.

Planning obligation: A legally enforceable obligation entered into under S106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 to mitigate the impacts of a development proposal.

Previously developed land (also known as brownfield land): Land which is or was occupied by a permanent structure, including the curtilage of the developed land and any associated fixed surface infrastructure. This excludes: land that is or has been occupied by agricultural or forestry buildings; land that has been developed for minerals extraction or waste disposal by landfill purposes where provision for restoration has been made through development control procedures; land in built-up areas such as private residential gardens, parks, recreation grounds and allotments; and land that was previously-developed but where the remains of the permanent structure or fixed surface structure have blended into the landscape in the process of time.

Primary and Secondary Shopping Frontages: Primary shopping frontages (PSF) are likely to include a high proportion of retail uses which may include food, drinks, clothing and household goods. Secondary shopping frontages (SSF) provide greater opportunities for a diversity of uses such as restaurants, cinemas and businesses.

Primary Shopping Area: An area where retailing and the number of shops in a town centre is most concentrated.

Priority habitats and species: Species and Habitats of Principle Importance included in the England Biodiversity List published by the Secretary of State under section 41 of the Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006.

Protected species: plant and animal species afforded protection under certain Government Acts and Regulations

Ramsar sites: Wetlands of international importance, designated under the 1971 Ramsar Convention.

Renewable and low carbon energy: Renewable energy covers energy flows that occur naturally and repeatedly in the environment - from the wind, the fall of water, the movement of the oceans, from the sun and also from biomass and deep geothermal heat. Low carbon technologies help reduce emissions (compared to conventional use of fossil fuels).

Rural exception sites: Small sites used for affordable housing in perpetuity where sites would not normally be used for housing. Sites seek to address the needs of the local community by accommodating households who are either current residents or have an existing family or employment connection. Small numbers of market homes may be allowed at the local authority's discretion, for example where essential to enable the delivery of affordable units without grant funding.

S106: See planning obligations

Scheduled Monument: A nationally important archaeological site included in the Schedule of Ancient Monuments maintained by the Secretary of State under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979.

Self Build and Custom Housing: Self build homes are defined as those where someone directly organises the design and construction of their home. This covers a wide range of projects from a traditional DIY self-build home to projects where the self-builder employs someone to build their home for them. Community led projects can also be defined as self-build.

Custom build homes are where an individual or group works with a developer to help deliver the home(s). The developer may help to find a plot, mange the construction and arrange the finance for the new homes(s).

Sensitive receptor: A sensitive receptor is a component of the natural or built environment such as a person, water, air, a building (e.g. residential, schools, hospitals/care home) or a plant, that is affected by an impact of construction works and/or the operation of a proposed development

Sequential Test: A planning principle that seeks to identify, allocate or develop certain types or locations of land before others. For example, brownfield land before greenfield sites, town centres before out of centre and sites at less risk of flooding before others.

Sequentially preferable: a planning principle that seeks to identify, allocate or develop certain types or locations of land before others.

Settlement boundary: These are defined around settlements and their purpose is to prevent settlements from sprawling. Generally development proposals will be considered more favourably within the Built-Up Areas.

Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI): Sites designated by Natural England under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981.

Special Area of Conservation (SAC): Areas given special protection under the European Union's Habitats Directive, which is transposed into UK law by the Habitats and Conservation of Species Regulations 2010.

Special Protection Areas (SPA): Areas which have been identified as being of international importance for the breeding, feeding, wintering or the migration of rare and vulnerable species of birds found within European Union countries. They are European designated sites, classified under the Birds Directive.

Stepping-stones: Pockets of habitat that, while not necessarily connected, facilitate the movement of species across otherwise inhospitable landscapes.

Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA): A procedure (set out in the Environmental Assessment of Plans and Programmes Regulations 2004) which requires the formal environmental assessment of certain plans and programmes which are likely to have significant effects on the environment.

Supplementary Planning Documents (SPD): Documents which add further detail to the policies in the Local Plan. They can be used to provide further guidance for development on specific sites, or on particular issues, such as design. SPDs are capable of being a material consideration in planning decisions but are not part of the development plan.

Sustainability Appraisal (SA): A tool for appraising policies to ensure that they reflect sustainable development objectives (i.e. economic, social and environmental factors). It incorporates Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA). An SA is required under the 2004 Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act to be carried out on all DPDs and certain SPDs.

Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS): systems designed to mimic the natural drainage of a site in order to control the quantity of run-off; and to enhance the nature conservation, landscape and amenity value of the site and its surroundings. These typically include swales, attenuation ponds, wetlands, and permeable surfaces.

Transit sites: Sites made available for Gypsies and Travellers who need to temporarily stop. Generally used by families who have been evicted from their previous accommodation and are looking for a new place to live. There are limits on how long families can stay on these sites which is normally between 28 days and 3 months.

Travelling Showpeople: Members of a group organised for the purposes of holding fairs, circuses or shows (whether or not travelling together as such). This includes such persons who on the grounds of their own or their family's or dependants' more localised pattern of trading, educational or health needs or old age have ceased to travel temporarily or permanently but excludes Gypsies and Travellers.

Use Classes Order (UCO): This is supplementary legislation which specifies a number of broad "classes of use"; changes of use can be made between different uses within the same class without the need for planning permission. In some circumstances it is possible to change between classes without applying for planning permission as specified by the General Permitted Development Order.

Wastewater Treatment Works (WwTW): also known as sewage treatment works where contaminants are removed from wastewater and sewage.

Water Framework Directive (WFD): This European Directive, together with emerging River Basin Management Plans, looks at integrated management of water resources, taking account of abstraction, water quality and flooding.

Windfall sites: Sites which have not been specifically identified as available in the Local Plan process. They normally comprise previously-developed sites that have unexpectedly become available.

Zone of Influence: The zone of influence is the area around an ecologically valuable site or habitat that may be affected by the proposed changes within the site. Impacts could include the removal or alteration of habitat, increased human presence on or around the site, or the introduction of artificial lighting within the site

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