The site adjoins the eastern boundary of Chichester City. The western boundary of the site abuts the A27 and Oving Road runs along the northern boundary. The site itself is currently in agricultural use.
Oving Park is very well situated in relation to Chichester, located just less than a mile from the city centre. There is easy access to the city as well as the main road network, with the A27 connecting Eastbourne in the east and Southampton in the west.
Chichester railway station on the Mainline West and Coastway West lines has regular services to Brighton, Gatwick Airport, London Victoria, Portsmouth and Southampton in the west.
On 18 August 2017 the Planning Inspectorate granted outline planning permission (under application ref: APP L3815/W/16/3165228) for development of the site to provide 100 dwellings (Use Class C3), with associated access, parking, outdoor space, landscaping and infrastructure at Land at the corner of Oving Road and A27, Chichester PO20 2AG in accordance with the terms of the application REF 16/02254/OUT, dated 27 June 2016, subject to the conditions in the schedule at the end of the decision.
The proposed development will provide 30% affordable housing to be secured through the S106 agreement.