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A PRIME piece of land in Chichester city centre has been sold for housing.

The site, next to the new multi-million pound Novium museum, has been sold to McCarthy and Stone by Chichester District Council.

The land, in Tower Street, was earmarked for redevelopment at the start of the museum project, with the funds raised going towards the cost of building the museum.

There is planning permission for 26 apartments but the developers have submitted plans for 16 luxury two bedroom flats.

Councillor Josef Ransley, responsible for corporate services and communications, said he is pleased the site has been sold,

‘Before we began The Novium project, we identified that the proceeds from the sale of this piece of land would go towards the cost of building the museum,’ Cllr Ransley said.

‘The council decided to complete the construction of the Novium building before selling the land and so we are pleased that the land has now been sold.’

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