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A Conservation Area for Nepcote? Public Consultation

There are currently 166 Conservation Areas within the South Downs National Park and we are now consulting on the possibility of a new one, which would be the first ever designated by the National Park Authority.

The area under consideration is Nepcote, part of Findon parish, and this was at the request of the Findon Neighbourhood Planning Group. The boundaries of the potential Conservation Area are shown here.

As part of considering the possibility of the Conservation Area, a draft Appraisal and Management Plan has been written and can be found here. This sets out what is special about the area and why it is appropriate to designate it as a Conservation Area.

We will be pleased to receive any comments that you have on (1) the principle of designating the area as a Conservation Area, and (2) the contents of the Appraisal and Management Plan. These can be sent in writing to the Conservation Officer (South Downs Centre, North Street, Midhurst GU29 9DH) or by email to and should reach us by 8 June 2020.

Once the consultation period has closed, all the views expressed will be reported to the SDNPA  Planning Committee, which will decide on whether or not to designate the Conservation Area and, if it does, on adopting the Appraisal and Management Plan.