Consultation on Surface Water and Drainage Supplementary Planning Document

Consultation under Regulations 12 & 13 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012

Chichester District Council is undertaking consultation on a Surface Water and Drainage Supplementary Planning Document (SPD). The Surface Water and Drainage SPD expands on the objectives and policies of the adopted Chichester Local Plan: Key Policies 2014-2029. The Plan recognises that to deliver the growth sustainably and in a timely manner, the proper management of water and an understanding of whether existing infrastructure can cope with an increased demand are important.

This SPD will be a material consideration when assessing planning applications or appeals and will be reviewed and updated periodically as necessary. The information contained within the SPD will also provide useful advice to developers and consultants when preparing planning applications to ensure that their development fully considers the water environment and how it should be managed.

The Surface Water and Drainage SPD, together with relevant background information, can be viewed at the Council Offices at East Pallant House, Selsey Area Office, and Chichester Library, or on the Council website at Planning Policy

How to comment
Should you wish to respond to this consultation, it is recommended that you submit your representations directly on the internet using our online consultation portal:

Alternatively, you can email us directly at or write to us at: Planning Policy, Chichester District Council, East Pallant House, 1 East Pallant, Chichester PO19 1TY

The consultation period runs from 10th March to 21 April 2016.
All comments and representations submitted will be taken into consideration by the Council in any making any decision to amend the SPD.

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