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NEWS FEED: Planning Newsletter

Appeals – 1 April to 31 August 2017

September 22nd, 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 […]

S106 Spending

September 22nd, 2017

Since April 2017 money allocated through S106 has included: £162,121.67 to Lewes District Council to part fund Skatepark project to build a new skatepark at Malling Recreation Ground in Lewes. £362,564.34 to Hampshire CC to part fund an extension of Herne Junior School. £5,000.00 to East Sussex CC to fund the alterations to the keep […]

Depot Cinema put forward for award

September 22nd, 2017

The newly opened Depot Cinema in Lewes has been submitted for a heritage award. The Royal Town Planning Institute’s awards for planning excellence consider best practice buildings and developments across the South East. The Depot is a new community cinema that opened on the old Harvey’s Brewery depot site in May 2017. The work that […]

Newly published Evidence Studies

September 22nd, 2017

An important part of preparing a Local Plan is making sure there is a strong evidence base to support the strategy and policies. The following studies have recently been published, or are about to be published, providing important technical information supporting local plan policies. Read all these reports here Housing and Economic Development Needs Assessment (HEDNA) […]

Local Plan Final Consultation

September 22nd, 2017

The Pre-Submission version of the South Downs Local Plan opens for public consultation from 26 September to 21 November 2017. This will be the last opportunity for the public to comment before we submit it to the Planning Inspectorate in spring 2018. The South Downs Local Plan will, on adoption, replace more than a thousand […]