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

We are pleased to announce the start of the trial of the Itchenor Events Calendar blog.

It has been said for a long time that the village lacks a one-stop calendar, which can be referred to when planning village events. The calendar currently displays the Memorial Hall bookings, St Nicholas services, The Ship Inn events, The Itchenor Society important dates as well as other dates that might be relevant to local event planning e.g. Goodwood Festival of Speed and the Revival meetings. We have contacted the RNLI, Chichester Harbour Trust, Friends of Chichester Harbour and the Itchenor Sailing Club for their important dates and social events.

The calendar will not be available for personal publications or private parties. Private bookings at the Itchenor Memorial Hall (IMH) will be shown as ‘Private Booking’. The idea is to publish events that are of interest to most of the residents in Itchenor.

This calendar is on a trial basis and is very much in its infancy, we hope it will be developed and updated on a regular basis. We are very grateful to Meryl Mead-Briggs for coming up with the idea and for all the hard work she has put in to get this project underway.

Peter Arnold
Hon. Sec. Itchenor Society

click here to view the Itchenor Events Calendar

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.


Link here to
Itchenor Events Calendar