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Neighbourhood Plan

This is the home page of the Chichester Neighbourhood Plan. Here you will find information about what the plan is and how we are going about creating it.

What is the Chichester Neighbourhood Plan?

Neighbourhood planning gives communities direct power to develop a shared vision for their neighbourhood and shape the development and growth of their local area. A neighbourhood plan is a document that sets out planning policies for a local area. The plan will be used to decide whether to approve planning applications, including new buildings (e.g. community facilities) or changes to existing buildings (e.g. giving permission to change land uses within buildings). It can also set out the aims, objectives, and an overall vision for the future of a defined area.

Neighbourhood plans are written by the local community, the people who know and love the area, to ensure the community gets the right types of development, in the right place. Neighbourhood planning is supported by central government through the Localism Act.

The boundary of the Chichester Neighbourhood Plan will be the same as the administrative boundary of Chichester City Council.

Further to a resolution by the City Council’s Planning and Conservation Committee on Wednesday 8 May 2024, work on the Chichester Neighbourhood Plan has been suspended pending a review and decision on how to proceed.

Document archive

Copies of background papers, research reports and other materials relevant to the neighbourhood plan process can be found here.

Neighbourhood Plan document archive

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