Communicating the South Downs


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NEWS FEED: Planning

Consultation on Local Validation List

October 28th, 2016

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, […]

Making housing affordable in the South Downs

October 28th, 2016

On 1 August 2014 Chichester District Council, acting on behalf of the South Downs National Park Authority, granted planning permission for 21 new homes to be built in the small market town of Petworth. Of these 13 would be for private sale and eight were to be affordable, rented homes. In October 2016, following an […]

Markwell’s Wood

October 19th, 2016

Update on the planning application for oil production in Markwell’s Wood, West Sussex (ref: SDNP/16/04679/CM) for for ‘Appraisal and production of oil incorporating the drilling of one sidetrack well from the existing well (for appraisal), three new hydrocarbon wells and one water injection well, and to allow the production of hydrocarbons from all four wells […]

South Downs study shortlisted for Landscape Award

October 14th, 2016

How do you measure the value of a view? This was the challenge set for the South Downs National Park Viewshed Study, completed by Landuse Consultants in 2015, and now shortlisted for a Landscape Institute Award 2016. The ‘diverse, inspirational landscapes and breathtaking views’ of the South Downs are recognised as one of the seven […]

Fernhurst Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan

September 6th, 2016

The South Downs National Park Authority (SDNPA) has prepared a new Character Appraisal and Management Plan for Fernhurst Conservation Area. These documents periodically review the continued need and purpose of conservation area designation, are recommended in Government guidance and have proved useful tools for effective development management. The new appraisal proposes extensions to take in […]

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