Traffic fears voiced over housing development in Midhurst

Concerns have been expressed about major housing development plans in The Fairway and on the former Holmbush caravan park site at Midhurst.

Thursday, 14th December 2017, 12:09 pm

The Rev David Coote told the town council’s planning committee a ‘significant number of people’ had voiced their fears about the plans in the emerging South Downs National Park Local Plan.

It has allocated sites at Midhurst and Easebourne which could see a total of 260 houses built in the next 15 years. Among them are between 45 and 70 homes on the former Holmbush Caravan Park and between eight and ten new homes at Brisbane House, off The Fairway, currently used as residential parking.

Mr Coote said people were worried about parking and issues of infrastructure: “Possibly these have not been addressed in the Local Plan sufficiently,” he said. “It is something we have to have in our minds – development in that neck of the woods will increase traffic flows and without traffic management, particularly in The Fairway, it will become very difficult.”

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