Appeal over refusal of 143 Oving homes

A developer has lodged an appeal against Chichester District Council’s decision to refuse permission for 143 Oving homes.

An outline application for 100 homes on the site was approved on appeal by a planning inspector back in 2017.

A subsequent reserved matters application for the land, on the corner of Oving Road and west of the A27, was then approved by CDC in late 2019.

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Developers came back with revised plans for 143 homes, but these were refused by council officers in June last year.

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They highlighted the proposed development’s poor layout, lack of pepper-potting of affordable units, lack of pedestrian and cyclist permeability with the city and an insufficient commitment to minimising carbon emissions.

The developer, Redrow Homes, has launched an appeal against the decision. The planning inspectorate has confirmed this will be heard via a hearing.

Comments can be made at https://acp.planninginspectorate.gov.uk/ by using code 3257131 by March 11.

Or three copies of written representations can be posted to The Planning Inspectorate, FAO:- Milena Opolska, Temple Quay House 2 The Square Bristol BS1 6PN quoting the DCLG reference number APP/L3815/W/20/3257131.

After its application was refused, Redrow submitted another for the same number of homes at the same site last year. Its application, which has yet to be decided by Chichester District Council, said: “This revised planning application responds to the issues identified in the reasons for refusal (i.e. the issues that remain in dispute). The application is submitted on a without prejudice basis and any departure from the refused scheme does not represent an acceptance on the part of the applicant that the previous proposals are in any way unacceptable.”