Potential New Housing in Hunston

Potential New Housing in Hunston

Chichester District Council (CDC) is proposing 200 new houses should be built in Hunston as part of the local plan review. The Parish Council was told this at a meeting on 30 October 2018. Joan Foster (Chair) and Carol Smith (Parish Clerk) challenged this decision and asked for the rationale behind it. CDC was unable to tell us why at that time.

On Friday 2 November, CDC emailed the Parish Council to confirm that 200 houses would be allocated to Hunston because more land had been made available for housing.


At a meeting on 23 July 2018 between CDC, Hunston and North Mundham Parish Councils, we were told that 250 houses would be allocated between the two parishes. The split was left to us. Both Hunston and North Mundham decided to produce their own Neighbourhood Plan, so that they could consult with residents as to how many houses should be built and where. This work has started.

Now CDC Officer are recommending an allocation of 200 houses to Hunston and 50 to North Mundham.

This conflicts the Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (HELAA) published in August 2018, which allocates 176 houses to Hunston and 375 to North Mundham.

What we are going to do:

  1. The Parish Council does not consider that a reasonable rationale has been given that explains the split (200/50) between the two parishes in light of the HELAA allocation (176/375) published by CDC.
  2. CDC is going to discuss the planned allocation on Wednesday 14 November at 15.00 at the Committee Rooms, Chichester District Council. This is a public meeting and we will present a written statement and attend the meeting to object.
  3. We will hold a public meeting on 27 November at The Spotted Cow, Hunston from 18.30 – 20.00 to which all residents are invited. At the meeting we will outline our options and how we might take forward the Neighbourhood Plan.

What you can do:

  • Come to the meeting on 27 November
  • If you wish to object, you could email our District Councillor – Tricia Tull, ttull@chichester.gov.uk who was present at both meetings with CDC
  • We will need help to prepare the Neighbourhood Plan, if you think you can help, please come on the 27th or let us know – joan.foster@hunstonparishcouncil.org


Joan Foster

Chair, Hunston Parish Council

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Information Session


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Cold Weather Alert Service

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Vacancy for a Councillor

The Parish Council currently has a vacancy for a councillor.

If you are interested in your village and can spare a few hours a month then why not come along to the Parish Office on a Wednesday or Friday morning or a Parish Council meeting and find out more about being a Parish Councillor.

Notice of Vacancy

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Notice of conclusion of Audit


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South Chichester County Local Committee

South Chichester CLC – Poster – 102018

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Cybercrime & Safety Survey

Supporting Our Community – Your Perception and Views – West Sussex County Council Cybercrime/Online Safety Survey

 The Community Safety & Wellbeing Team at the County Council has launched two surveys in order to gather feedback about people’s perceptions and experiences of cybercrime/online safety across West Sussex over the last 12 months. Your response to this survey will help influence how we at the County Council shape our cybercrime/ online safety support work in order to help our residents in the future.

You will have 5 weeks in order to complete the survey. The survey will close at midnight on Monday 19th November, 2018.

 If you are a West Sussex resident, aged 18 or above, then please follow the link below to complete our Personal Use Cybercrime/Online Safety Survey. We need your help to be able to better support our work with the community.

Personal Use Cybercrime/Online Safety Survey Link – https://haveyoursay.westsussex.gov.uk/communities-public-protection/cybercrime/

In addition, we are also seeking feedback from business managers / owners to help support them. If this applies to you, please complete the following separate survey in addition to answer questions around business activity.

Cybercrime/Online Safety Survey for Businesses & Organisations Link – https://haveyoursay.westsussex.gov.uk/communities-public-protection/cybercrimebusiness/

We look forward to your responses.

Kind regards,

The Community Safety & Wellbeing Team, West Sussex County Council

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Scam Mail Warning

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Changes at the Parish Council

At the Annual Parish Council meeting this month Councillors elected a new Chairman and Vice Chairman for the ensuing council year.

Joan Foster takes over as Chair of the Parish Council.  Joan joined the Parish Council in September 2016 and was instrumental in organising the village tea party in April 2018.

David Betts takes over as Vice Chair of the Parish Council. David joined the Parish Council in November 2017.  He was also heavily involved in the organisation of the village tea party.

Grateful thanks were passed to Steve Baker who has guided the Parish Council as Chairman over the past two years having joined the Parish Council in May 2007 and spent a number of years as Vice Chairman before taking over as Chairman.  Also to Sharon Gregory who has served for two years as Vice Chairman having re-joined the Parish Council in January 2016.


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A27 Update

As a result of the cancellation of the proposed scheme for improvements to the A27 around Chichester, West Sussex County Council with support from Chichester District Council created a stakeholder group Build a Better A27 (BABA27) to look at engaging with the local communities to formulate proposals that would be acceptable to the majority of the communities around the A27.

The BABA27 group has engaged consultants to look at the issues and come up with proposals for the wider community to review.

Having attended a briefing meeting on 15 March 2018 the Parish Council is preparing to share and explain these suggestions and to gather feedback from residents on the outlines presented.

Details of the options presented can be found by clicking here.

The Parish Council office will be open at the following times to enable residents to come and give their views and hear some more detailed explanations of the process.

Wednesday 21st March             3 – 5pm  and 7 – 8.30pm
Thursday 22nd March               7 – 8.30pm
Friday 23rd March                     7 – 8.30pm

Tuesday 27th March                 3 – 5pm
Wednesday 28th March          3 – 5pm

The Parish Council will be considering its response giving consideration to the feedback received from the above sessions at its meeting on Wednesday 28th March.  Residents may wish to respond directly to West Sussex County Council directly by using the link below.

Online survey: https://haveyoursay.westsussex.gov.uk/highways-and-transport/build-a-better-a27/


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