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Chichester District Council - Intrim Planning Policy

People in the Chichester District are being inviting to give their views on a draft interim housing policy in a public consultation starting on Friday 12 June. Residents encouraged to have their say and can find the details here

Goodwood Airfield re-opened Wednesday 20th May

We have notice from Goodwood Air Traffic Services that "The aerodrome is open ... from 9am-5pm Tuesday-Saturday inclusive."

Runway status is as per. their Twitter feed.

If you need to contact them, the number is 01243 755162
Or you can use the form on their website.

The 'Noise Preferred Routings' for fixed wing aircraft are shown on this map

If you take an interest in these things, you can check aircraft details here

Cabinet vs. Committee organisation for WSCC

Consideration is being given as to the type of organisation to be used by the Council. Currently it uses a 'Leader and Cabinet' model, but there is a view that return to a 'Committee' system would be more democratic.

More details as follows:- :-
  • A petition has been organised by Sarah Sharp which can be found here
  • For general background on the governance models see here
  • Details of WSCC organisation are here
  • And finally, there is discussion about the pros and cons here
  • Covid-19 Support

    A number organisations that may be able to help ... links as follows :-
  • Letter from the Mayor 27th April 2020 here
  • A list of contacts here
  • WSCC has a dedicated webpage with links including to all the relevant government sites. It is updated daily. You can find it here
  • Details of their Fuel Voucher Scheme are here
  • Chichester Community Development Trust have a bank of volunteers that will try to help local people who are self-isolating or need practical help.Details are here
  • Footpath access to Centurian Way north of Maddox Wood

    In case you'd been wondering, we understand that the footpath you may have noticed under construction north of Maddox Wood, is due to be delivered once the 5th house of the Maddox Wood development is sold. This is covered by the 'S106' agreement with the developers referenced in planning application 17/02581/FUL

    A link to the plan for the footpath itself is here

    Westhampnett/North East Chichester SDL Land North East Of Graylingwell Park - Phase 2

    The SRA is monitoring this development, in particular the proposed pedestrian / cycleway that will run to the end of Fordwater Road, near the bridge over the River Lavant. At the northern end it would run between the River Lavant and houses on Maplehurst Road.

    For further details see Planning Application 19/03191/REM on the CDC website: Application for reserved matters (appearance, landscaping, layout and scale ) for residential development comprising up to 200 dwellings, including an element of affordable housing, associated landscaping and open space.


    Welcome to the web site of the Summersdale Residents’ Association (SRA). We are the largest such Association in the district of Chichester covering much of the North of the city. We have approximately 400 member houses representing over 1000 adults. The work is staffed entirely by volunteers from varying walks of life and the committee meets 8 times a year.  Members are always welcome at committee meetings.

    The Association is an integral part of the Summersdale area of Chichester. It aims to encourage community spirit, to preserve and improve the environment and amenities and to foster the interests of Summersdale residents.

    We represent you on a number of local committees including the :-

  • Network of Chichester Residents' Associations
  • Goodwood Aerodrome and Motor Circuit Consultative Committees
  • Local Transport Forum
  • NE Forum
  • In addition we have close contacts with the Chichester Society, the East Broyle Residents Association and local Neighbourhood Watch Groups.

    We monitor planning applications proposed in the Summersdale area and lodge objections where appropriate, in addition to keeping a watching brief on wider development activities in the area.

    Our web site will give you all the details including how you can join for the very modest fee of £5 per household per year, and we look forward to you taking a positive interest in the activities of our Association.