Chichester has been identified by Coast to Capital as a spatial priority in its 2014 Strategic Economic Plan (SEP) and the District and County Council seek to continue to facilitate investment and growth in the area.
Chichester District Council and West Sussex County Council (WSCC) have entered into a partnership, through the Chichester Place Plan and the subsequent Chichester Growth Deal, to deliver sustainable growth and provide opportunities for new homes and new commercial and retail floor space, preserving existing jobs and creating new ones.
The Chichester Growth Deal focuses on progressing specific projects and sets out a programme of work streams which support economic growth through enabling delivery of the Chichester Vision priorities and subsequent investment within the city.Find out more about the Chichester Growth Deal (PDF, 388KB)
Delivering the Chichester Vision
The Chichester Vision supports wider economic growth strategies for the city through a range of linked projects aimed at reducing vehicle-based transport within the city centre and promoting a high quality, accessible centre delivering economic growth.
Delivering growth at Southern Gateway
Chichester District Council adopted the Southern Gateway Master Plan in November 2017 and invited potential development partners to submit their proposals in April 2019.
In partnership with West Sussex County Council (WSCC) and Homes England, the District Council are leading on the comprehensive regeneration of 30 acres of largely brownfield land adjoining the city centre and bus and rail stations, including land owned by WSCC.
As a key point of entry to the city, the opportunity would provide:
- economic growth
- 365 new homes
- 20,000sq.m of commercial space
- community facilities with improved sustainable transport links.
The Southern Gateway Project is part of the One Public Estate programme.
Delivering growth at Northern Gateway
Development of a master plan and delivery strategy will provide a comprehensive redevelopment of the northern gyratory, including the redistribution of highway space to link the site with the city centre.
West Sussex Gigabit fibre broadband
West Sussex County Council and district and borough councils are joining together to build ultrafast broadband and connect to each other digitally to ensure we meet the future need of public services.
West Sussex Gigabit will provide the public sector with full fibre infrastructure to meet public service needs. It will connect key urban locations at buildings owned by councils with the potential to cascade to other public services such as schools, NHS and emergency services.