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NEWS FEED: Planning

Local Plan goes to public examination

October 5th, 2018

The first Local Plan to cover the entire South Downs National Park will be examined in public this November and December following its submission to the Government in April 2018. Government-appointed Planning Inspector, Mr Brian Sims, is leading the independent examination which takes in the Local Plan, all of the evidence used in its preparation […]

Grant scheme to increase affordable housing stock

August 7th, 2018

Does your parish need affordable housing? Here are the steps you need to take to make it happen. If you live in the South Downs you are probably already aware that the National Park has some of the highest house prices in the country. Homes are in high demand with towns and villages regularly appearing […]

South Downs Local Plan Update – July 18

July 18th, 2018

The South Downs Local Plan was submitted to Government for examination on 27 April 2018 along with a large evidence base on a range of subjects from landscape and biodiversity to housing and employment. Inspector Brian Sims BSc CEng MICE MRTPI has been appointed to conduct the examination to determine whether the South Downs Local […]

West Sussex Minerals Plan

July 18th, 2018

On 30 May 2018, the Inspector issued his final report on the West Sussex and South Downs Joint Minerals Plan. The report confirms the Plan is sound and legally compliant subject to a number of modifications including the requirement to produce a single issue review of Soft Sand policies. In July 2018, both the National […]

Markwells Wood: New Breach of Condition Notice issued

July 17th, 2018

The South Downs National Park Authority has issued a new breach of condition notice relating to Markwells Wood to UKOG (GB) Ltd. The notice, issued on 17 July 2018, relates to planning regulations only. The breach of condition notice relates to planning permission SDNP/13/01347/CND as amended by SDNP/15/01470/CONDC which required that all operations on the […]

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