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The District is home to a fantastic mix of High Streets, from the busy city of Chichester, to the laid back style of Selsey and the antiques of Petworth, there is a home for every type of High Street occupier.





Why Chichester?

A deeply historic lifestyle city for the modern entrepreneur, Chichester has the perfect offer with not just its dynamic shopping precinct, but its culture and heritage and many options in the hinterland for well-being, fine foods and a relaxed lifestyle. Chichester is no stranger to the downturn in the nation’s high streets but has been protected by its many social, financial, shopping stock and demographic advantages from the devastation suffered my many other towns. So it remains a much sought-after destination to enjoy life, whether work or play.

If you’re looking for a business opportunity, with as many outlets as Bluewater with over 190 independent retailers and 120 national brands within a square mile, why not come and join our 625 businesses in the Chichester City Centre? Replacement rates in the city are better than the regional average. Voted in 2019 the UK’s 2nd most agreeable place to live by the HMG happiness survey, the 4th most resilient UK High St by Cushman and Wakefield in 2018, regularly in the top 7% of 1300 cities for its digital footprint, and nominated the 32nd favoured shopping district in the country by HGH in 2019 – what’s not to like? There is also pop-up shop incubator space in the city if you want to start small and experiment without too much initial outlay.

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Why Midhurst?

Midhurst could be your next destination if you’re searching for a retail opportunity in a bustling market town with a diverse selection of independent stores, restaurants, and High Street brands. Being the administrative hub of South Downs National Park and located on the main east-west road of the A272, it is busy all year long. Seasonal markets are held in the historic market square, and during the summer, Cowdray Estate, which is close by, hosts its renowned polo tournaments. The local business community is thriving thanks to the wonderful support network provided by other local partnership ogansiations.

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Why Selsey?

Selsey is the sea lover and star gazers paradise. Thousands of tourists flock to Selsey every year, it’s home to one of the largest award-winning holiday parks in the UK – Seal Bay and the climate attracts visitors year-round. The residents and businesses thrive in the local area and the High Street, with a fantastic offer of independent retailers as well as a few chains being key to the success of this coastal town. Selsey is one of the last remaining towns on the South Coast where fishermen can be seen bringing in the fresh catch.

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Why Petworth?

Petworth has a well-established reputation as a unique retail haven away from the bustle of the traditional High Street. It is a real treasure trove of independent boutiques, cafes, restaurants and accommodation. The town offers a wide range of products and services from flowers, fine foods, books, natural luxury skincare, ladies’ designer fashions, traditional gentlemen’s clothing not to mention the world-famous antiques and arts establishments. There are great road connections to Guildford and Gatwick. It’s also home to the famous Petworth House and Deer Park which attracts around 150,000 visitors a year.

The Petworth Business Association exists to foster, enable and facilitate the success of businesses in the Petworth area and Petworth is a great place to do business.

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The Witterings

Why The Witterings?

On the manhood peninsula, near the mouth of Chichester Harbour, the twin villages of East and West Wittering are home to stretches of unspoilt coastline. The golden sandy beach of West Wittering is a summertime hot spot, hugely popular with day trippers and holiday makers keen to enjoy the wide sands and shallow waters.

East Wittering, with its thriving community and vibrant selection of independent shops and cafes, boasts a sand and shingle beach which neighbours Bracklesham Bay on its Eastern Edge.

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