Plans for oil and gas well near Fernhurst village centre
Following their original outline (12MB PDF file, published in summer 2013), Celtique Energie have submitted a full planning application (ref: SDNP/13/05896/CM) for an exploration well close to Fernhurst village centre, in Nine Acre Copse. Opposition to the plans that might lead to controversial hydraulic fracturing or 'fracking' in Fernhurst includes the Frack Free Fernhurst website and their Facebook page.
South Downs National Park Authority agrees to controversial plans to build new homes at the King Edward VII Hospital site. See the proposals on the developer's website.
Ex Syngenta site development plans: See an architect's sketch (370 KB), published in Jan 2011, showing one idea for developing the site. Update: September 2013 planning application no SDNP/13/04644/DCOUPN
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The Society arose out of the work undertaken by villagers
to produce the Fernhurst Village Design Statement. Adopted by Chichester District Council in 2000, the Statement provides guidelines for future
building developments in the area.