We are the Manhood Peninsula Action Group (MPAG) formed in 2021 to protect the Manhood Peninsula. It is a unique triangle of land south of Chichester, surrounded by Chichester Harbour to the west, Pagham Harbour to the east and Selsey Bill to the south.
The road infrastructure has limited access on the A286 and B2145, the only two roads to access the Peninsula. Roads are inadequate, with limited safe cycle routes. The Chichester by-pass A27 to the north, which all residents have to cross or join to leave the Peninsula, is regularly grid-locked.
Sewage Systems are unable to cope at present, with regular discharges into the harbours and sea of untreated sewage. Increased housing with no change in Southern Water’s infrastructure will only lead to more problems.
We believe that no more house building on the Peninsula is essential. We applaud Chichester District Council’s Draft Local Plan, which says exactly that. However, until the Plan is approved, we are still at threat as are our friends in the East/West Corridor along the A259, where more housing is planned.
We want to ensure that the Manhood Peninsula maintains its rural nature and does not become covered in housing, to build a green environment for the future.