Planning Application for 186 new dwellings

Residents will have been aware of the proposed development of 186 dwellings around Farmfield Nurseries.  On Friday 31 May 2024, this application was refused by the District Council.

To view the documents, including the decision notice please use the following link.

23/02306/FUL | Residential development comprising 186 no. units and 291sqm of (community/commercial space) and other associated works. | Farmfield Nurseries Selsey Road Hunston Chichester West Sussex PO20 1AU

General Election – 4th July 2024

Register to vote in the upcoming UK General Election

Residents of the Chichester District are being reminded to register to vote in the run up to the UK Parliamentary General Election on Thursday 4 July 2024.

To cast their vote, people must be registered by midnight on Tuesday 18 June 2024. Registering only takes five minutes and can be done online at: www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. Residents who are unable to register online or who may need extra help registering can contact Chichester District Council’s Elections team to request a form or for other support, by calling 01243 521010 or emailing .

Postal and proxy voting allows people to cast ballots without going to a polling station in person. The last day to apply for, or make a change to, a postal vote for the UK General Election is 5pm on Wednesday 19 June 2024. People can register to vote by post at: www.gov.uk/apply-postal-vote

The law around handing in postal votes has changed and this means that anyone visiting Chichester District Council offices or a polling station to hand in a postal vote will need to sign a declaration form. Due to this, the council is asking people not to post votes through the council’s letterbox, because it will be unable to accept them. Instead, voters will need to bring it to the council’s reception where they will be asked to sign a form to confirm that the vote has been received. However, if someone posts their form to the council by Royal Mail, a signed declaration is not required.

Proxy voting allows people to authorise someone else to vote on their behalf. Recent changes to the rules mean that someone can only be proxy for up to two people. Anyone who votes on behalf of UK voters who live overseas can act as a proxy for up to four people (but only two of those can live in the UK). The last day to apply to vote by proxy is 5pm on Wednesday 26 June 2024. This can be done online at: www.gov.uk/apply-proxy-vote.

Residents are also being reminded that if they are voting in person, they will need to show photographic ID to vote. Accepted forms of ID include a UK, European Economic Area (EEA) or Commonwealth passport; a UK or EEA drivers’ licence; and, some concessionary travel passes, such as an older person’s bus pass or an Oyster 60+ card. The full list can be found at: www.electoralcommission.org.uk. Voters will be able to use expired ID if they are still recognisable from the photo. People voting on behalf of someone else will also need to show an accepted form of ID.

Voters who don’t have a form of accepted ID can apply for a voter authority certificate. The deadline to apply for this is 5pm on Wednesday 26 June 2024. Please visit: www.gov.uk/apply-for-photo-id-voter-authority-certificate or request a paper application form from Chichester District Council’s Elections team by emailing  or calling 01243 521010. A hard copy photo or electronic photo must be supplied with the application.

On Thursday 4 July 2024, polling stations will be open from 7am-10pm. Voters can check their polling station here: https://wheredoivote.co.uk/. It’s worth noting that there have been changes to both Parliamentary constituency boundaries that are in the Chichester District since the last General Election. Your poll card will tell you whether you are in the Chichester Constituency or the Arundel and South Downs Constituency.

 For more information about the elections, please go to: www.chichester.gov.uk/ukparliamentarygeneralelection2024. The Electoral Commission also has lots more information on voting and the elections, which can be found at: www.electoralcommission.org.uk/voting-and-elections

Following the election, results will be published online at: www.chichester.gov.uk/elections

Councillor Vacancy

Please note that due to the resignation of Cllr Shane Morton there is a further vacancy on the Parish Council

Councillor Vacancy

Advance Warning of temporary road closure

Please be warned that the main road in Hunston will be closed on Thursday 16 May between 9.30am and 3.30pm to allow for the removal of trees suffering from Ash Die Back between St Leodegars Way and Jestico’s Close.

Full Details of the road closure can be found on the link below.

Road Closure Notice

Annual Parish Meeting

This years Annual Parish Meeting will take place on Thursday 25 April 2024 at 7.30pm in the Village Hall.

We will be giving an update on vandalism within the village along with a short report from the Parish Council.

We very much hope that residents will come and find out a bit about what the Parish Council have been doing, along with future plans.  There will be refreshments afterwards that will give residents an opportunity to talk to Councillors after the event.

Councillor Vacancy

vacancy for councillor

A27 Chichester bypass – overnight closures for resurfacing update

A27 Chichester bypass – overnight closures for resurfacing update

Saturday 3 to Sunday 18 February 2024

We’ll soon be returning to finish resurfacing, and improvements to reduce the risk of skidding, on A27 Chichester bypass. This will maintain safety and improve the journey for road users.

  • Closure information

 Saturday 3, Sunday 4, Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 February: the A27 Chichester bypass will be fully closed between the Bognor Roundabout (A259 junction) and the Portfield Roundabout between 8pm and 6am each night.

Diversion via Bognor Road (A259), A286 and A285.

The Portfield and Bognor roundabouts will remain open during the closures.

This work is subject to favourable weather conditions, for example heavy rain may affect the progress.

Where you can find out more 

You can visit nationalhighways.co.uk/se-maintenance, just look for A27 Chichester bypass resurfacing, you can contact our Customer Contact Centre on 0300 123 5000 open 24/7, who will direct your enquiry to the team, or email: .

 

Chichester District residents reminded of how to contact the council over Christmas 

Chichester District Council is reminding residents of the ways in which they can access council services while the contact centre is closed for the festive period.

The council’s main offices at East Pallant House, Chichester, will be closed from 2pm on Friday 22 December. The offices will reopen on Tuesday 2 January 2024 at 9am. While the contact centre is closed, people will still be able to access a variety of services online at www.chichester.gov.uk. If residents have a district council related emergency during this time, they should call the council’s ‘emergency out of hours’ number on 01243 785339.

Civil Enforcement Officers continue to work through the Christmas closure, however, the council’s parking administration office will be closed from 2pm on 22 December, reopening at 9am on 2 January 2024. Residents are asked to contact the team before midday on 22 December so that requests for parking services can be processed before the Christmas break.

After this time, residents can still access a variety of parking services online including buying car park season tickets; resident permits; resident visitor permits; and parking payments in car parks. People can find out more information at: www.chichester.gov.uk/parking. Parking issues can be reported online at: www.chichester.gov.uk/applyreportpay. To contact Parking Services, customers can call their out-of-hours messaging service on 01243 785166 or 01243 534734. If residents have any queries about roads, pavements and street lighting, or need to report a fault relating to them, they can contact West Sussex County Council by calling 01243 777100 or visiting www.westsussex.gov.uk.

People can keep up-to-date with the latest news in the district by signing up to the council’s email newsletter at www.chichester.gov.uk/newsalerts and following the council’s social media channels:

“Although we will be closed over Christmas, we want to remind residents that you can still access the majority of our services online, and we have an out-of-hours telephone number in case of an emergency,” says Councillor Tracie Bangert, Cabinet Member for Communities and Wellbeing at Chichester District Council. “I would like to wish everyone in the Chichester District a safe and enjoyable Christmas and a Happy New Year.”

Planning Application for 186 Dwellings

We wanted to inform you that the long-anticipated application for a development of 186 houses at the southern end of our village has been validated by the District Council and is now open for viewing and comments.

To stay informed and share your thoughts, you can view the application documents online through the following link:  23/02306/FUL – Farmfield Nurseries, Selsey Road, Hunston

For those who prefer to view paper copies, they will be available for viewing at the Community Club from Friday this week.

Your opinions matter, and we encourage you to make your views known to the District Council in the first instance. Your feedback helps shape the decision-making process for our community. To comment via email please send to .

Additionally, we kindly ask that you consider sending copies of your comments to the Parish Council. Your input is crucial in ensuring that all aspects of our community are considered. Please send to the council via email

Remember, your voice makes a difference! Let’s work together to create a village that reflects the values and needs of its residents.

Thank you for your active participation in the future of Hunston.

Active Travel Survey

Public consultation has begun on the future of active travel in West Sussex. The proposals that are being put forward set out how we can deliver improved walking, wheeling and cycling facilities across the county.

West Sussex County Council seeking your feedback on two important documents related to the way that we travel:

  • Our draft Active Travel Strategy, which sets out our vision and goals for active travel in the county for the next decade and beyond.
  • Our draft Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP), which identifies key locations where WSCC wants to invest in active travel.

Have your say

 You can find out more about the suggested improvements by visiting the project’s website:

https://yourvoice.westsussex.gov.uk/active-travel-strategy

On the website you can read the draft Active Travel Strategy and LCWIP in full and have your say by completing a survey. The survey closes on 15 November 2023.