CDC – Interim Policy Statement Consultation

Draft Interim Policy Statement for Housing

Chichester District Council is currently undertaking a public consultation on the draft Interim Policy Statement for Housing. This statement covers that part of the District which is not part of the South Downs National Park.

The Interim Policy Statement sets out how the Council is taking a proactive approach in seeking to boost its supply of housing, and reflects adopted and emerging Local Plan work, in order to provide a mechanism for how the Council intends to provide clarity and confidence in relation to how planning applications for new residential development should be determined in the interim period until the Local Plan Review is adopted.

Purpose of the consultation

The Council are seeking your views on the IPS and the criteria contained within with regard to its use as a decision-making tool in the determination of planning applications for new residential development.

This consultation is not a call for sites, and we would ask that you please do not submit proposals for the development of specific sites. If you wish to discuss a site that you own or are promoting, please submit a request to the pre-application advice service or speak to duty planning, or alternatively you may wish to submit the site to the Council via the Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment process.

How to comment

The Interim Policy Statement is available to view on our online consultation portal which is accessible from the Council’s website and is available to download from the Council’s website If you do not have access to a computer or the internet, and require a hard copy of the Interim Policy Statement, please contact the Planning Policy Team at the contact details below.

Comments can be made on the draft Interim Policy Statement during the consultation period, which begins on Friday 12 June 2020 and ends at 11.59pm on Friday 10 July 2020.

In your response, please make clear which sections, paragraphs, or criteria you are responding to. We welcome suggestions for specific wording changes, to be shown with suggested new text deleted text to be made clear.

Responses to the Interim Policy Statement should ideally be made using our online consultation portal at: Alternatively, you are able to:

All comments received during the consultation period will be publicly available and identifiable by name and organisation (where applicable). Any personal information will be processed by Chichester District Council in line with the General Data Protection Regulations 2018. More information is available at:

For more information, or if you need assistance accessing the documents, please contact the Planning Policy Team by email at , or telephone 01243 785166.