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Research and Evidence Projects

This page will be continually updated with research and evidence documents that inform the work of the South Downs National Park Authority in pursuit of the South Downs Partnership Management Plan. For further information on any of the documents below please email

Visitor and Economic data

Small scale visitor surveys will now be undertaken on a three year cycle, the next study will be completed in 2018. A large full scale study such as the one undertaken in 2012 will be completed every nine years.

Local Plan

A broad array of data and evidence has been collected to inform the emerging South Downs Local Plan. A full list as well as final documents can be viewed here.