Freedom of Information

We are committed to conducting our affairs openly and have adopted the model publication scheme provided by the Information Commissioner’s Office.

The Authority maintains a Publication Scheme that lists the types of information available and where the information can be accessed.  The Authority in particular recognises its obligations under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 to put as much information as possible into the public domain. It will, however, continue to protect personal information, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

Where possible, information will be published online and free of charge. Hard copies may be requested where this is not possible.

  • our office at Midhurst - see where to find us
  • by inspection at any of the offices by prior appointment
  • through the website, where available.

Publication Scheme

Find out more in our Publication Scheme section.

Further information about Freedom of Information

Request Form

You can fill it in online or download the form, print and complete. Then send it to us, you can do this by post or email.

Download our Freedom of Information Act Request Form.

There will be no charge for information downloaded from our website. Where documents are not available online you may be able to arrange to inspect the documents at our offices, or we may be able to send them to you. Generally we will not expect to charge you for this, however if any charge is to be made, charges will be made clear before any request is fulfilled.

Large-print, Braille and audio tape versions of information can be made available by arrangement and will incur no additional charges.

Any questions, comments or complaints about this scheme itself, should be sent in writing to:

Freedom of Information Requests
South Downs National Park Authority
South Downs Centre
North Street
West Sussex
GU29 9DH

Tel: 0300 303 1053
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All South Downs National Park Authority copyrights are reserved but material appropriately attributed may be reproduced for purposes of private study or research with prior written permission. This copyright permission excludes all images and photography unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Authority.