Itchenor, West Sussex


Welcome to the Itchenor Society website

The Society has a resident membership approaching 350, representing the majority of the households in the village. It has intervened only in planning applications which are considered to affect the village as a whole, for example the creation of a new road into the village. The Society raises funds from village events for the benefit of local causes such as the Church, the Memorial Hall, and the refurbishment of the viewing platform on the Hard.

The Society has an on-going range of social events that bring the community together as well as raising funds to help improve the village.

We hope you like the 'new look' and will let us have your feedback.
Thank you for visiting our website.
Peter Arnold Honorary Secretary Itchenor Society


Wreath Laying Service, Itchenor Hard, June 2104

Click here to link to the images

Village Design Statement (VDS) 2nd Edition 2012

Posted on 24th April 2013

This document reflects the original input and ideas of the 2004 version but it has been brought up-to-date with current planning policies, the newly extended Conservation area, new photographs, a revised layout and additional information. In the hard copy you will notice that all town planning policies are located in Appendices 6 and 7 which are now in loose leaf and therefore it will be much easier for us to keep the VDS up-to-date by issuing revisions of these when necessary.

The VDS was approved by Chichester District Council (CDC) in December 2012 and will be referred to when considering planning applications within our village. Since its formal adoption by CDC it has already proved invaluable in dealing with proposed development in Itchenor.

We would like to thank all the residents who let us have their views during the period of consultation. We are also very appreciative of the help, input and financial contributions towards the design costs made by the West Itchenor Parish Council and Chichester Harbour Conservancy. We are extremely grateful to Chichester District Council for the assistance given to enable us to bring this VDS up-to-date.

Finally, our thanks must go to our Chairman, Christopher Mead-Briggs. Without his drive, commitment and enthusiasm for maps, historic buildings and the village, this update would not have come to fruition.

Peter Arnold Honorary Secretary April 2013

The new Village Design Statement has just been published, printed copies will be distributed to all households in Itchenor, hopefully in about 2 to 3 weeks time.

You can download your copy by clicking here!

Appendices 6 & 7 are loose leaf in the back of The Village Design Statement

Click here to see Appendix 6 The Article 4 Direction for the Itchenor Conservation Area
Click here to see Appendix 7 Introduction to Current National Regional and Local Planning Policies


Letter to Andrew Tyrie re CDC Draft Local Plan Key Policies

Posted on Wednesday 24th April 2013

Please click here to download a copy of this letter


Comments prepared for the Itchenor Society and the WIPC upon:
CDC Draft Local Plan Key Policies

Posted on Wednesday 24th April 2013

Please click here to download this file



Posted on Monday 3rd December 2012

Click here to read the Heritage Asset Assessment of Old Haven.



Lots of dates for December for fun things now on our site. Click here to go to our diary!


THANK YOU to our Street Party Crew and guests

A big thank you to everyone who came along and supported our Street Party.

The weather turned in our favour and with good food, good wine, good music and good company who could ask for anything more.

The only complaint received was 'Why can't we have these events every month" the person went on to say 'my knees ache, my feet are sore, I'm just not used to it; we need more parties to practise our dancing!'

The committee would like to thank all the volunteers who helped us put up the bunting, erect the tent, decorate the tables and organise the traffic control - your efforts were very much appreciated.

I am sure many of you saw the local young 'Milliners' in action. They decorated the hats with off cuts of material and raised £278 in aid of Motor Neurone Disease - a great tribute to their selling skills and your generosity.

Click here to see photographs of them and all the other photos in the Street Party Gallery on this website. Thank you to Annie Kinross for her photographic contribution.

If you are not happy with your or your child's photograph appearing on our website - please contact the Secretary to have the image removed .


June 2012...


The Chairman of The Itchenor Society, Chairman Christopher Mead-Briggs, was one of the invited guests on board the Solar Heritage Boat to enjoy the Sail Past of 25 vessels to celebrate the Queens Jubilee.

click here to visit the FESTIVAL of WORKING BOATS GALLERY on this website.


This year the Remembrance Service was held at 1100 hrs on Friday 8th June, it was attended by a number of veterans and local residents. The welcome was read by Reg Blake, Royal Marines, and the History of the Memorial Seat was read by the Harbour Master, Richard Craven. Captain Johnny Talbot, Royal Navy, read out the names of the members of the 601 LCM Flotilla who were lost at sea on the 21st July 1944 and the wreath was laid by the Chairman of The Itchenor Society, Christopher Mead-Briggs. The Exhortation and prayers were led by Revd. Jim Mould. We are very grateful for the support and help given by the local Royal British Legion who once again provided the standard bearers and colours for the occasion. The Last Post and Reveille by Tony Crisp completed the Remembrance Service. click here to see photographs in the Gallery section of this website.

The next service will be held on Friday 7th June 2013 at 11.00.

Caption: Flotilla Ceremony, 2011

Itchenor Flotilla Ceremony 1951

Caption: Flotilla ceremony, 1951