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
Birdham History Group - Talk December 5th 2016
Many of you may remember the slide show at the 2015 AGM given by Richard Dyer of Holdens Nursery. The Society has been asked to let you know that Richard is doing a talk in Birdham Village Hall on Monday December 5th at 7.30. The presentation is on shipbuilding in Itchenor in previous centuries. A few of us have had a preview of some of his resources…including plans of warships in the 18th century. It’s fascinating stuff! He will also show lots of old photos and postcards of Itchenor. Do come along if you can. Glynis Lansdale, Secretary.
Updates for Village Design Statement
Posted 22nd Octobeer 2015
When the 2012 version of the Village Design Statement (VDS) was printed, we anticipated the need for updating as and when there were changes made to local planning rules. These sections were placed in Appendix 6 and Appendix 7 and are referred to throughout the VDS. Now that the Local Plan has been approved, we have issued the appropriate revisions to Appendix 6 and Appendix 7. We would appreciate it if you could take a moment to click here to see the revisions.
Peter Arnold Hon. Sec. Itchenor Society
Wreath Laying Service, Itchenor Hard, June 2104
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.
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
Comments prepared for the Itchenor Society and the WIPC upon:
CDC Draft Local Plan Key Policies
Posted on Wednesday 24th April 2013
WHY WE SHOULD WORK TOGETHER TO KEEP 'OLD HAVEN'
Posted on Monday 3rd December 2012