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Pre-application advice

Seeking pre-application advice before you make a planning application can help  to increase the chance of making a high quality planning application that is faster to process.

Use the below pages to find out more about pre-application advice from the South Downs National Park Authority.

If you have any queries not addressed by the below, you can email planning@southdowns.gov.uk 

Please note that we are experiencing a temporary number of vacancies that is impacting some areas of our planning service at the South Downs National Park Authority. We are working actively to recruit new staff and are committed to filling all posts within the Planning Department.  We would be grateful for your understanding and patience during this time, as we may be unable to deal with all matters within normal specified timeframes.  As always, our goal is to deal with matters as efficiently as possible and we hope to be in a position to meet our normal specified timeframes within 4 to 5 months.  Many thanks.