Plans to demolish a Chichester fish and chip shop and replace it with three houses have been refused by the district council.
The application for Harry’s Fish and Chips, in Victoria Road, sought permission to demolish the shop and a garage and replace them with two semi-detached two-bedroom houses and a detached two-bedroom house.
It was given the thumbs-down by planning officers who felt the development would cause ‘significant harm’ to the Chichester and Langstone Harbours Special Protection Area.
They also raised concerns about the impact on road safety in the area.
Those concerns were echoed in the two objections to the plans which were received by the council.
Objectors also worried about the impact on parking and nearby houses given the layout of the new homes would build-up the site on the corner of Victoria Road and Leatherbottle Lane.