Published: 09 March 2021
Planning Application 118 houses. Land East Of Broad Road, Hambrook, Sunley Estates Ltd. 20/01826/FUL An update:The Chichester District Council Planning Committee met on Wednesday 3rd March 2021 and discussed the Sunley application to build 118 units on the two fields between Scant Road West and Broad Road.Three members of the public (plus the Parish Council) spoke against the proposal. The Committee’s final decision was to refuse the application (6 against; 4 for; and 2 abstentions). Nearly 3 hours discussion/deliberations preceded the vote, with lot of input regarding many matters including: proportionality; eco and bio diversity; sustainability; waste extraction and nitrates; road & pedestrian access and safety; and more... Following the outcome of the vote I noted the main points going forward to be: 1. Sustainability, particularly in respect of transport and the access from that location to the rest of the community services (school, rail, buses etc); 2. The loss of agricultural land; 3. The disproportionate and somewhat isolated location of this particular proposal; and
4. The extraction of nitrates.