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NEWS FEED: Planning

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 […]

Permission for new path linking Coombes Road, Lancing

July 13th, 2018

The SDNPA planning committee has approved permission, subject to Section 106 Agreement being completed, for a short section of path for non-motorised users in the National Park linking Coombes Road, Lancing, with an existing right of way along the River Adur (ref SDNP/18/00434/FUL). This application to the National Park Authority does not include the Sussex Pad […]

Final consultation on Lewes Neighbourhood Plan

June 11th, 2018

The submitted Lewes Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) is open for consultation from Monday 11 June to Monday 23 July 2018. The plan has been submitted by Lewes Town Council to the South Downs National Park Authority for independent examination. All representations made as part of the consultation will be sent to the examiner for consideration […]

Local Plan submitted

June 8th, 2018

After four years, nine town and parish workshops, four public roadshows, and three public consultations generating more than 10,000 separate comments, the first Local Plan to cover the entire South Downs National Park has been submitted to the Government. The plan sets out planning policies across the whole of the National Park, how land is […]

SDNPA calls for judicial review on proposal for A27 at Arundel

May 24th, 2018

The South Downs National Park Authority (SDNPA) today (24 May 2018) resolved to commence proceedings for a judicial review to challenge Highways England’s decision to select a modified version of Option 5A as the preferred route for the A27 Arundel Scheme. Route 5A (amended) would pass through the South Downs National Park, including an ancient […]

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