Local Plan

What is the Local Plan?

The Local Plan provides the broad policy framework and a long-term strategy to manage development, protect the environment, deliver infrastructure and promote sustainable communities within Chichester District (excluding the area within the South Downs National Park) to 2029. Once adopted, all planning applications will be assessed against the policies in the Local Plan.

The existing plan was the subject of review in 2014 by an Inspector appointed by the Planning Inspectorate taking account of submissions from various bodies including the Chichester Society (whose views on the outcome can be viewed here).

Following examination and recommendations from the Inspector’s Report (May
2015) the Chichester Local Plan: Key Policies 2014-2029 document was formally adopted by the Council on 14 July. The Local Plan document itself can be viewed here.

In July 2015 the Council published a  ‘Sustainability Appraisal of the
Chichester Local Plan: Key Policies 2014-2029′.

The Preferred Approach version of the Chichester Local Plan Review was published for consultation by the Council in December 2018 – details can be found here. Subsequenetly ChiSoc responded to the Local Plan Review – details can be found here