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NEWS FEED: Planning

Update on Markwells Wood restoration

April 3rd, 2019

Heather Lealan, Development Management Lead, gives a detailed update on this sensitive woodland site as a restoration scheme gets underway. The site is within an area of ancient woodland known as Markwells Wood, near Forestside, in West Sussex. Part of Markwell’s Wood was cleared under planning permission approved in 2009 by West Sussex County Council.  […]

Section 106 Update Spring 2019

April 3rd, 2019

During 2018 we allocated almost £250,000 of grants to parishes, town councils and community projects across the National Park.  Since the last Planning Newsletter, funded projects include: £131,000 to Midhurst Town Council to assist the acquisition of the Old Library in Knockhundred Row, Midhurst to be used as offices and a community facility. £1,780 towards […]

Bespoke glasshouse at elegant gardens is approved

April 3rd, 2019

A beautifully-designed Glasshouse and new formal garden is to be created to complement a historic venue in West Sussex. The Woolbeding Charity has been granted permission for the unique public art scheme on a parcel of land next to the 2,000-acre Woolbeding House and Gardens, which is operated by the National Trust. The bespoke petal-shaped […]

Soft Sand Review in West Sussex

March 4th, 2019

“There has been substantial interest since this initial consultation launched in January and we would urge interested parties to have their say before the consultation period concludes. We sought to protect the National Park from major mineral allocations in the Joint Minerals Local Plan for West Sussex which was adopted in July 2018. We were […]

Local Plan is a step closer to adoption

February 8th, 2019

Following a series of public hearing sessions in November and December last year, the Planning Inspector has asked the National Park Authority to make a number of “Main Modifications” to the first ever Local Plan for the South Downs. Those changes focus on ensuring the “soundness” of the 15-year plan. While the consultation is looking […]

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