Council Position on Planning and Development

The Parish Council is currently responding to a number of large planning applications, in part due to the lack of an up-to-date local plan, which has led to an increase in speculative applications from housing developers.

On this page we have provided documents that explain the background to the situation, the Parish Council approach to new development, our reponses to any current major planning applications, letters we have sent to MP’s and the government and any relevant Parish Council policies.

To help us in preparing accurate and detailed responses planning applications we are asking local residents if they can help us to build a database of evidence of flooding and sewage incidents and local wildlife sightings  by completing a short form, which can be found here :

We have also included links to local and national policy documents and background information that residents may find useful when compiling their own responses to planning applications. When formulating a response to an application, residents are advised to first read the Parish Council comments, which will provide a useful steer on the relevant ‘material considerations’ that the local planning authority will take in to account when determining major development applications.

Current Development Applications/Consultations

Land adjacent to Middleton Close

Land South of Clappers Lane

Land West of Church Road

Land East of Church Road

Parish Council Documents and Policies

Planning Position Statement August 2020

Letter to Gillian Keegan Sept 2020

Response from Gillian Keegan Oct 20

Letter to Robert Jenrick March 2021

Response from Gillian Keegan May 21

Response from Housing MInister to Gillian Keegan May 21

Resilience and Adaption_Integrated Coastal Zone Management 2021 Draft Policy

Parish Council Responses to current major planning applications

Clappers Lane 20_03125_OUT

Land West Of Church Road 20-02491-OUT

Representation re 20_02491_OUT Land West of Church Road for CDC planning committee meeting 9 June 21

Land At Stubcroft Farm 21_01090_EIA

Land West Of Bracklesham Lane 21_01376_OUT

Background Information and Useful Links

National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF)

Chichester Local Plan (adopted)

Chichester Local Plan Review Timeline

Chichester Local Plan Review Spporting Evidence and Documents

Chichester_Interim_Position_Statement_for_Housing Nov 2020

Planning Appeal Oct 2014 Dismissed160 houses The Beeches

Planning appeal Dec 2015 upheld 110 properties The Beeches

Southern Water Discharge and Performance Data

Pagham to East Head Coastal Defence Strategy

Beach Management Plan 2021-26

Proposed Government Changes to the Planning System

Planning for the Future. Govt. White Paper on proposed changes to the planning system

EWBPC Chairmans summary of Planning White Paper

EWBPC Response to government white paper

CDC Response to govt white paper