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The South Downs National Park Authority (SDNPA) is committed to encouraging high quality, contextually sensitive and sustainable landscape and building design within the National Park. 

National Parks England, of which the South Downs National Park Authority is a member, has produced a detailed paper on high-quality design and other aspects of planning in National Parks.

The collective of 10 National Parks believes urban and landscape design skills are a significant advantage in protecting and enhancing our most precious environments. National Parks provide technical advice at inception and feasibility stages to ensure that design is integral to the planning process.

Download National Parks England’s ‘Enhancing Our National Treasures’ planning paper