Neighbourhood Plan News
Welcome to the Chichester City Neighbourhood Plan page where you can find out the latest news.
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20th June 2019
Councillors to discuss whether or not Chichester should make a Neighbourhood Plan at the next Planning and Conservation Committee on 26th June 2019.
15th July 2019
At an Extraordinary Meeting of Chichester City Council it was resolved that arrangements be put in place for the production of a Neighbourhood Plan for Chichester City.
1st October 2019
It has been announced that the launch of the public consultation process will take place on:
Monday 14th October at 7.00pm
It will be held in:
The Assembly Room, The Council House, North Street, Chichester
All are welcome to come along to find out what it means and how to get involved.
As part of the public consultation for the Chichester Neighbourhood Plan, Chichester City Council has launched a survey to gather views from the local population about what should or shouldn't be included in the finished Plan.
The survey is available online here:
Paper copies can be obtained from the front desk at The Council House, North Street, Chichester during normal office opening hours. Completed surveys can be returned to the same place.
The survey runs until 5.00PM on Monday 9th December
We are pleased to announce that Chichester District Council has approved the City Council's application to formally designate the Parish of Chichester City as a Neighbourhood Area.
This is an important building block and allows the City Council to proceed with the development of the Neighbourhood Plan.
Further information is available here:
There is now a Facebook group for the Neighbourhood Plan. Please join in, share your thoughts and help shape the Plan.
The Chichester Neighbourhood Plan was successfully launched at a well attended public meeting in the Assembly Room, The Council House this evening.
75 people turned up to listen to The Mayor, Councillor Richard Plowman, Councillor Julian Joy and the City Council's Planning Adviser Anna Whitty; outline what the Neighbourhood Plan is and what we hope to achieve by creating it.
After the presentations the attendees, including residents, County, District and City Councillors and local business people; engaged in a lively question and answer session to start the consultation process off.
The presentations are now available online to review here: Chichester Neighbourhood Plan launch presentation - 14-10-19
The notes from the discussions at the meeting are here: Neighbourhood Plan - Public launch meeting notes - 14-10-19
The Neighbourhood Plan survey is now closed.
Thank you to everyone who took the time to complete one of our surveys.
The results will be published in early January.
17 January 2020
The results of the first Neighbourhood Plan have now been compiled.
There was an excellent response with over 1650 completed surveys. The response to the questions regarding age/gender/ethnicity showed that the demographic profile of those completing the survey indicated that a broad cross section of the residents of Chichester had taken part. This profile was broadly in line with the make up of the population of Chichester as indicated by the 2011 census.
A large number of submissions and representations were also received from outside the survey including letters, meetings with groups and individuals and social media contacts. These will also feed into the next stages of the process.
Word Clouds have been used to represent the suggestions people made for questions 3 and 16 (what does Chichester need and what else should we include in the Plan). The size of the words correspond with how often they featured in comments, bigger words featuring more often. All the comments and suggestions will be looked at individually as we take the Plan forward.
The results show support for environmental policies and the preservation of Chichester’s historic character, alongside support for more entertainment and a vibrant city centre.
We will take the survey results to the Neighbourhood Plan Steering group on the 23rd January where working parties will be set up to look into the practicalities of how various aspects of the plan can be taken forward.
Some of the potential policies will require technical work to assess their feasibility.
Further consultation will be undertaken in due course, both to assess the level of support for new suggestions and issues raised, and to take forward the issues people have shown support for by showing options for how these can be implemented.
The full results are available here: Neighbourhood Plan - October 2019 - results and wordclouds