Homes are ‘beginning of the end’

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A COUNTY councillor is urging residents to object to plans 
for up to 100 homes near Chichester which he said could be the ‘beginning of the end for the future of our historic city’.

Mike Hall, representing Chichester North, said the time has come to stand up and say no to Taylor Wimpey’s plans for the site known as the Daffodil Fields, between Summersdale and Lavant. The deadline to submit objections or letters of support to Chichester District Council is September 24.

‘Will this application be the beginning of the end for the future of our historic city and the 
heritage setting that makes it special and distinctive, particularly when viewed from the nearby 
South Downs National Park?’ 
Cllr Hall said.

‘This application and the upcoming consultation on the 2,000 homes plus industrial units west of the built-up area of Westhampnett will devalue the city’s recognition as a national treasure and may well undermine the fragile local economy.’

A Taylor Wimpey Southern Counties spokesman said: ‘As a community-oriented house builder, we pride ourselves on building desirable homes for local people and we believe our proposed development in Chichester will address the clear need for quality new homes in the area.’