‘Catastrophe’ fear over parking outside Midhurst homes prompts safety clause

Road-safety fears of residents in Midhurst have been taken on board after a major development in the town centre was given the go-ahead.

Members of the South Downs National Park planning committee have given the thumbs-up for the building of 86 new homes on the former St Margaret’s Convent school site which fronts on to Petersfield Road.

But they have imposed a condition on their planning permission, calling on developers to restrict contractors’ parking during construction.

The issue was taken up by chairman of the planning committee Andrew Shaxson after residents of June Lane expressed their concerns about safety.

They had called for urgent road-safety measures to be taken to safeguard them from ‘pending catastrophe’.