After July 15th there will be no protection from an open season by developers warns Labour.
Jane Towers has warned that shambles around the Local Plan, which details local house building targets and protected land, could lead to an open season for developers.
Jane said, “It now transpires that after July 15th there will be a hiatus when there will be no protection from open season by developers.” She continued, “This was a highly predictable situation given further work needs to be done. Given that local parishes who are rewriting Neighbourhood Plans still have no idea of the numbers of houses they are expected to plan for, the situation is an utter shambles.”
Many areas in the A27 corridor are proposed to be built upon as pressure mounts to build additional housing in the District which is extremely limited by the South Downs National Park and Chichester Harbour.
Labour Councillor Kevin Hughes, has said “We desperately need truly affordable housing, but we need to prioritise brownfield sites and higher density developments in the City.”