Local Plan Review: Preferred Approach 2016-2035

Ended on the 7 February 2019


This is the next stage in the preparation of the Chichester Local Plan Review, for the Chichester plan area (outside the South Downs National Park). The consultation period for the Chichester Local Plan Review – Preferred Approach (Regulation 18 of the Town and Country Planning Act (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012) will run from 13 December 2018 to 7 February 2019.

The Chichester Local Plan Review Preferred Approach 2016-2035 document has two parts:

Part 1 - the overall development strategy and relevant strategic policies to meet the future needs of the area; and

Part 2 – Development Management policies which provide the detailed policies to help guide development in general over the plan period.

In addition a separate document has been produced for consultation which shows proposed amendments to the policies map.

The Council needs to know whether you agree with the issues that have been identified in the Plan and whether the proposed policies set out an appropriate framework for guiding development over the plan period. If you disagree with the Council's proposals, please set out your reasons for doing so, along with the change(s) that you are seeking, to address your concerns. The comments received will be used to help further develop the Local Plan Review for the next stage.

In order to respond to the document please use the consultation website:


Alternatively you can:

Email: planningpolicy@chichester.gov.uk

Post: Planning Policy, Chichester District Council, East Pallant House, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 1TY

If you have any further queries regarding issues raised in this document please contact the Planning Policy Team on 01243 785166 or email planningpolicy@chichester.gov.uk

What Happens Next

The Council will carefully consider all the responses received to this Local Plan Review: Preferred Approach consultation, and review and revise the draft policies and allocations accordingly.

The Council will then produce its Submission Local Plan (Regulation 19 of the Town and Country Planning Act (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012) for submission of representations (for 6 weeks). That document will represent the policies and allocations the Council proposes to submit to the Secretary of State for independent examination.

All the comments received will be assembled and passed to an independent planning inspector appointed by the Secretary of State who will examine the Plan (together with a range of supporting documents). The inspector will consider the representations received by the Council to the Publication version of the Plan to inform his or her decision about whether the Plan can be adopted by the Council, or whether it must first be amended to make it 'sound' and to ensure it meets legal and national policy tests.

If any significant modifications are thought necessary by the inspector, these will also be the subject of further consultation.

Data Protection

All documents will be held at the main office of Chichester District Council, and representations will be published online (with signatures, addresses and email addresses redacted). Your personal data will be stored as required in accordance with the Council's General Protection Policy which can be viewed here –


For instructions on how to use the system and make comments, please see our help guide.
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