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NEWS FEED: Planning

New for April 2017 – Charging schedule for Community Infrastructure Levy

March 13th, 2017

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Regulations, introduced in April 2010, allows local authorities in England and Wales to raise funds from developers who are undertaking new building projects. Most developments have an impact on infrastructure due to their need to use it. Gaining planning permission will generally increase the value of land, and developer contributions […]

Pondtail Wood – Public Inquiry scheduled April 4 2017

March 7th, 2017

There will be a Public Inquiry concerning the Pondtail Wood appeal on 4 April 2017. The Inquiry will start at 10:00 on April 4 2017 and is scheduled to last for two days. It  will take place at: Mid Sussex District council Office, Oaklands Road, Haywards Heath, RH16 1SS. For more information please see the attached […]

The future of housing in the South Downs

March 1st, 2017

On 7 February the Government published their long-awaited White Paper, ‘Fixing our Broken Housing Market’. Proposals to mend it include making sure that more land is allocated for homes in areas where people want to live and investing in the planning system to make it more open and accessible. There are also plans to make […]

Comments requested for draft West Meon CAAMP

February 21st, 2017

The National Park Authority, as the Local Planning Authority, is required to prepare Character Appraisals and Management Plans (CAAMPs) for the Conservation Areas within its boundaries. These are important documents in the planning system. Character Appraisals describe the elements which contribute to the Special Character recognised by designation as a Conservation Area, whilst Management Plans […]

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, […]

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