Deadline looms

THE closing date for consultation on the next stage of Chichester District Council’s local plan is Monday (January 6) at 5pm.

Residents have had since November 8 to comment on the latest draft, which will direct the future of the district between 2014 and 2029.

The next stage is for the representations to be considered by an independent planning inspector alongside the local plan and supporting evidence base at an examination hearing, to judge if the plan is legally compliant.

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