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Planning Principles Adopted

On 17 October 2016, Chichester Harbour Conservancy formerly adopted 18 new Planning Principles, which replaced the Planning Guidance. These Planning Principles interpret and supplement the adopted policies of the relevant Local Planning Authorities (LPAs) and are prepared to promote and reinforce local distinctiveness in the AONB.

This will offer those seeking planning permission greater certainty on which to make their investment decisions. It is anticipated that this greater clarity will strengthen relationships between the LPAs, developers, voluntary organisations and general public which in turn will strengthen the delivery of the AONB Management Plan.

The key objectives for the Planning Principles are to be seen from the perspective of the Conservancy's responsibilities, recognising that these are consistent with, and seek to interpret, adopted statutory land use policies as they relate to development in the AONB.

You can download a pdf version of the Planning Principles document here.