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NEWS FEED: Planning

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 […]

National Park communities benefit from more than £250,000 Section 106 funding

December 13th, 2018

The acquisition of an old library to be used at a community facility and town council offices,  improvements to paths and the purchase of new play equipment were among 35 projects in the South Downs National Park awarded a total of £255,828.78 through S106 contributions in 2018. A S106 is a legal agreement used to […]

Final consultation on Stedham with Iping Neighbourhood Plan

December 5th, 2018

The submitted Stedham with Iping Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) is now open for consultation until Friday 1 February 2019. The plan has been submitted by Stedham with Iping Parish Council to the South Downs National Park Authority for examination by an independent examiner. All representations made as part of the consultation will be sent to […]

Consultation on Local Validation List

October 18th, 2018

Review of the South Downs National Park’s Local List for Validation of South Downs National Park Development Management Applications Since 2008 local planning authorities have been required to publish a list of information they require to “validate” the planning applications they receive. This validation list forms two components, the national requirements, including the application form, […]

Community-Led Planning

October 17th, 2018

With 176 Town and Parish Councils and more than 112,000 people living in the National Park, Community Led Plans are a vital way for us to understand the concerns and aspiration of our local communities. In 2013 the SDNPA agreed a process to adopt or endorse Community Led Plans in the National Park. This formally […]

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