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NEWS FEED: Planning

Markwells Wood: Enforcement Notice issued

March 20th, 2018

The South Downs National Park Authority issued an enforcement notice relating to Markwells Wood to UKOG Oil & Gas Investments PLC on 14 March 2018. This enforcement notice relates to planning regulations only. The enforcement notice relates to planning application SDNP/13/01347/CND which required that all operations on the site should be finished by 31 September […]

SDNPA responds to Chichester councillors’ housing comments in Chichester Observer on 8 March

March 16th, 2018

Margaret Paren, Chair of SDNPA, responds to a report the Chichester Observer on 8 March 2018 ‘I was puzzled to read that some Chichester District councillors consider that a housing request has been ‘sprung’ on them by the National Park Authority (8 March 2018). This subject of unmet housing needs in the National Park was taken […]

Critical friends

March 8th, 2018

“It’s a privilege to be allowed to build in a National Park. People should see it as such and design buildings that both respond to and make a real contribution to the South Downs’ landscapes.” Graham Morrison is part of an independent panel of expert architects and designers giving up their time to push for […]

Meet our new Apprentice Planner

January 22nd, 2018

Sergio Chapman-Salas, the National Park Authority’s first ever Apprentice Planner, started work with us in September 2017. We asked him to tell us about why he decided to become a planner and whether reality is living up to expectation. “I enjoyed geography at school and the idea of living more sustainably. Planning fits both of […]

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 […]

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