Latest Council Statement

Update October 2022

On Tuesday 11th October, Felpham Parish Council’s Planning Committee reviewed the information from West Sussex County Council’s Highways Department and have drawn the following conclusions:

Felpham Parish Council have discussed West Sussex County Council Highway’s final response to the traffic impact at Downview Road junction with the B2259 and are deeply disappointed in the response and strongly object to the acceptance of the application. Felpham Parish Council further find that the mitigated queue lengths are totally unacceptable to Felpham Parish Council on behalf of the village. (258M = queue length of 51 cars, 163m = queue length of 32 cars based on an average car length of 5m).

Felpham Parish Council are highly concerned at the increased risk to the health and safety of pedestrians and cyclists that the rephasing of the traffic lights will cause and this proposal undermines all the risk management solutions that have been implemented as a result of the number of previous incidences including fatalities.

Felpham Parish Council believe that this proposal takes the village back to the situation that it had prior to the construction of the Charles Purley Way and are deeply disappointed that the mitigation works that took place following the Blakes Mead development will now be negated.


Update July 2022

Felpham Parish Council have received notification of numerous documents related to both applications. This was discussed at the Planning & Licensing Advisory Committee meeting on 12th July 2022, and we encourage people to comment as they see fit. Existing objections will still count, and new objections should be based on the new documents issued.  Members of the public are welcome to attend all Council and Committee meetings. Minutes are available on the Felpham Parish Council website.

Bognor Regis Golf Club Planning Application FP/274/21/OUT  and the new course M/16/22/PL

Felpham Parish Council held a Public Meeting and an Extraordinary Planning Committee Meeting on Saturday 19th March 2022 at Felpham Community Hall, Meaden Way, Felpham, PO22 8FA to discuss the application for the residential development (FP/274/21/OUT) at the current course and the new course (M/16/22/PL). Doors opened at 12.30pm with documents on public display. Up to 100 members of the public attended with many questions and debate entered into.

An Extraordinary Planning Committee Meeting commenced at 2pm. A number of great questions were put to Councillors and the Committee in addition to this many were submitted prior to Felpham Parish Council via email.

As expected, there was a high attendance, speaking time was limited to 3 minutes per person with preference given to those who had submitted questions in advance. Despite time limitations all attending members of the public were able to express their concerns as to the proposed housing development at the Bognor Regis Golf Club and proposed new Golf Club site at Ancton, between Middleton and Climping.

After debate and presentations by Councillors and members of the Public, Felpham Parish Councillors proposed to strongly object to these planning applications on a number of significant planning grounds and in consideration of the feeling of the committee members and Felpham Parish residents.

Felpham Parish Councillors urged concerned parishioners to submit any objections/supporting statements directly and individually to Arun District Council, comments must be made on material planning matters.

Here are the Parish Council responses to the two applications - FP/274/21/OUT Grounds for Objection

M/16/22/PL Grounds for Objection