New homes plan for Tatchells unit in Midhurst

PLANS to turn the former Tatchells sheltered housing unit on Midhurst’s Holmbush estate into new homes are to go before Midhurst town councillors on Monday.

Tatchells House which has been boarded up for more than a year is to be turned into 13 housing units.

Gordon McAra told fellow members of the town council on Monday evening if planning permission was granted by the South Downs National Park planning authority, it was hoped that building would start on the project in October.

Mr McAra who is one of Midhurst’s representatives on Chichester District Council, said he believed it was important to start work on the project as soon as possible.

“The building is in a poor state of repair and quite honestly, building work cannot come soon enough.”

He said the materials and design of the new housing units had been carefully examined and the aim was to produce a building which would be in keeping with the housing which already existed in the immediate area.

He said the 13 housing units would be built in a row and there would be car parking for each one.

The final planning decision will be made by the national park authority.