Appeals – 1 April to 31 August 2017

It’s important to understand how Planning Inspectors are interpreting the National Planning Policy Framework as well as the variety of Local Plans which remain in place until the South Downs Local Plan is adopted. By monitoring appeal decisions we are able to identify patterns and trends that can be used inform future how future applications are considered.

  • The SDNPA received 31 appeal decisions across the Park between the 1 April and 31 August 2017.
  • 61% of those decisions have been found in the Authority’s favour.
  • The appeals included a variety of developments such as householder proposals, equestrian development, conversion of barns to dwellings, display of signs and new vehicular accesses.
  • One particular appeal related to infilling a single span bridge in Harting with stone and foam concrete to provide long term structural support. The appeal was allowed, with the Inspector concluding that changes to the bridge would not cause substantial harm, given other changes that had already taken place in the area.