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Enforcement: report a breach

Enforcement: report a breach

Please note if you live in Lewes, Chichester, East Hants, Horsham or Winchester, please use the below links to report it directly to their respective enforcement teams who will deal with the complaint:

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.

Suspected planning breaches should be reported via the online form

As the planning authority for the National Park we expect land owners and developers to comply with planning laws and not carry out development without the necessary planning permission. 

We are committed to ensuring that planning, and other environmental controls are enforced and where consent is granted, approved plans and conditions are followed.

Please see our South Downs Enforcement Guide for more information about enforcement and planning.

If you wish to know more about minerals and waste, please see the SDNPA Minerals & Waste Compliance and Monitoring guide here


"The Downs...too much for one pair of eyes, enough to float a whole population in happiness."