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NEWS FEED: Planning Newsletter

South Downs Local Plan Update – July 18

July 18th, 2018

The South Downs Local Plan was submitted to Government for examination on 27 April 2018 along with a large evidence base on a range of subjects from landscape and biodiversity to housing and employment. Inspector Brian Sims BSc CEng MICE MRTPI has been appointed to conduct the examination to determine whether the South Downs Local […]

West Sussex Minerals Plan

July 18th, 2018

On 30 May 2018, the Inspector issued his final report on the West Sussex and South Downs Joint Minerals Plan. The report confirms the Plan is sound and legally compliant subject to a number of modifications including the requirement to produce a single issue review of Soft Sand policies. In July 2018, both the National […]

National Park review announced

July 17th, 2018

At the end of May the Government announced a review of England’s National Parks led by Julian Glover. Words by Tim Slaney, SDNPA’s Director of Planning. After the Second World War Arthur Hobhouse, a favourite of the Bloomsbury set, was asked to lead a review into the potential for British National Parks. In his 1949 report […]

Markwells Wood: New Breach of Condition Notice issued

July 17th, 2018

The South Downs National Park Authority has issued a new breach of condition notice relating to Markwells Wood to UKOG (GB) Ltd. The notice, issued on 17 July 2018, relates to planning regulations only. The breach of condition notice relates to planning permission SDNP/13/01347/CND as amended by SDNP/15/01470/CONDC which required that all operations on the […]

New grant scheme to increase affordable housing stock

July 17th, 2018

The National Park Authority is launching a new grant scheme, using money paid by developers, to deliver more affordable housing in the South Downs. Grants of between £10,000 and £30,000 are now available for affordable dwellings constructed on rural exceptions sites (sites that would not be granted planning permission for open market housing) or for […]

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