Housebuilder set to develop 193-home site in Selsey after land deal is agreed

A 19-acre site in Selsey with planning permission for 193 homes has been bought by Persimmon Homes.

The housebuilder has revealed its intention to build ‘much-needed new homes’ at Manor Road after successfully finalising a land deal that will see a near £2 million contribution towards community services. Read more here

It aims to start building in the summer.

The anticipated investment from Persimmon will transform the existing site, it said, as well as delivering much-needed facilities for the community.

Hybrid application for 119 homes in phase 1 and up to 74 homes in phase 2 on Land East Of Manor Road, Selsey. 19/00321/FUL SUS-190318-115455001

In addition to ensuring 58 of the properties will be delivered as affordable homes, Persimmon’s scheme includes a planned area of green space for residents to enjoy as well as tree and shrub planting throughout the site.

The company will make financial contributions towards improvements to the A27 and to mitigate the impacts of recreational disturbance on the Pagham Harbour Special Protection Area.

Almost £1.7 million will be paid by Persimmon as a Community Infrastructure Levy, to enable Chichester District Council to deliver the specific additional infrastructure needed in the area.

Matt Paine, managing director of Persimmon Homes South Coast, said: “This is an exciting development that will not only provide much needed new homes it will also breathe economic life into the area and lay the foundations for a thriving new neighbourhood.

“A development of this scale has the potential to create more than 550 jobs – both those directly employed in the construction of the site and indirectly through the supply chain and additional spending within the local community.

“Our plans include homes to suit a range of buyers, from those looking to get on the property ladder for the first time to families seeking more space as they grow.

“Selsey is a lovely town, close to the natural beauty of Bracklesham Bay and Pagham Harbour, so we expect the development to be very popular with local buyers.”

Persimmon Homes South Coast purchased the land at the end of 2020 with a hybrid planning permission in place and aims to start on site in the summer.