PLANS to build 1,600 homes on a farm have been met with strong opposition.
Developers Miller Homes and Linden Homes are proposing to build a large new estate at Whitehouse Farm, off Old Broyle Road, to the west of Chichester and north of the A27. Hundreds of people went to view the plans at a public exhibition at Chichester Cathedral’s Vicars’ Hall.
Roy Millson, of Pine Grove, West Broyle, said: ‘The roads are gridlocked as it is. We can’t imagine another 1,600 houses.’
His wife Wendy added: ‘It’s such a big thing with so many factors. There are deer and wildlife that come through from Kingley Vale and the downs. They have a route through, they are going to block it – it is criminal.’
The site would include a country park, primary school and sports facilities.
Martin Hawthorne, director at planning consultants WYG, has been involved with the plan since 2001.
He said: ‘It’s a constantly-evolving design and as a result of the comments we will try to modify the proposals to address as many concerns as possible.’
Plans for phase one of 750 homes could be submitted by the autumn and a decision will be made by Chichester District Council.