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NEWS FEED: Planning

Local Plan Consultation – January 2018 update

January 22nd, 2018

Thank you to everyone who responded to the consultation on the South Downs Local Plan: Pre-Submission that took place between September and November 2017. More than 500 individuals and organisations took part and we are now reviewing all the comments. Consultation responders ranged from members of the public, parish councils, developers and organisations, to utility […]

Planning for Dark Night Skies

January 22nd, 2018

In 2016 the South Downs National Park became an International Dark Sky Reserve (IDSR). With properly dark skies in the South East of England under threat, this is a statement that our skies are worth protecting. The South Downs Local Plan sets out to do just that. This February we’ll be celebrating our International Dark […]

SDNPA Launches New Neighbourhood Planning Consultancy Service

December 6th, 2017

“The support provided by SDNPA to the East Meon Neighbourhood Plan was crucial in our success. They gave clear insight into the process and incisive advice on how to address some of our more difficult decisions, while supporting the objectives of our NDP. “At no time did we feel pressured into accepting the default planning […]

Lewes Depot wins prestigious planning award

December 1st, 2017

Work done by the South Downs National Park Authority and Burrell Foley Fischer Architects to restore an old brewery site into a cinema and community arts venue has been recognised with a top regional planning award. The Depot Cinema in Lewes was crowned overall winner at the RTPI South East Awards for Planning Excellence, and […]

Marketing Means: Measuring the satisfaction of our planning customers

November 10th, 2017

We want to provide the best possible service to customers who use planning services in the National Park. For this reason the National Park Authority has commissioned independent research agency Marketing Means to undertake a Planning Customer Satisfaction telephone survey on our behalf with planning applicants and agents, Parish/Town Councils and Local Councillors who have recently […]

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