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Outline permission granted for 1,300 homes in Tangmere

Words: Laura Edgar
Illustrative masterplan for Tangmere / Countryside Properties

Chichester District Council’s planning committee has approved an outline planning application for up to 1,300 homes in Tangmere, West Sussex – 30 per cent of which have been designated as affordable.

Countryside Properties’s plans also include a primary school, several community and commercial facilities at Tangmere and areas of public open space, such as allotments, across half of the site.

The housebuilder was appointed by the council to work with it and Tangmere Parish Council to bring forward the strategic site. Two years of work with the community and stakeholders followed to create one connected village.

Martin Leach, managing director of strategic land at Countryside, said the plans had evolved to “create an attractive place that responds positively to the context of Tangmere, with the community at its heart”.

The outline planning application was progressed alongside a compulsory purchase order process. A decision on this is expected from the secretary of state later this year, after which Countryside anticipates that it will submit the initial reserved matters applications in early 2022.

Image credit | Countryside Properties