Project Description



  • A complex project involving the South Downs National Park planning authority and Chichester District Council.
  • Retained to lead on securing detailed planning permission, conservation area consent and listed building consent for 20 new dwellings.
  • Project involved establishing and promoting a viability case and persuading the SDNPA to accept new homes delivery required a significant reduction to affordable housing policy targets.
  • Statutory consents had to be negotiated with two planning authorities including securing the support of Midhurst Town Council and local residents.
  • Value optimisation advice provided given constraints associated with the site containing several listed structures, given its location adjacent to two locally important listed buildings, being within a conservation area and suffering from a restricted covenant covering part of the site impacting on development potential.
  • Planning permission secured and scheme under construction.