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Design Review Panel

Design Review Panel

The SDNPA’s Design Review Panel has a broad range of members which includes distinguished landscape architects, architects and other professions that may contribute to a full assessment.

Many of the current members are closely connected with the South Downs and have a keen interest in its environment.

The panel meets monthly and reviews a wide range of proposals affecting all areas of the National Park.

While the role of the panel is purely advisory, the panel’s comments carry a lot of weight. Panel reports are addressed in planning committee reports and may be used at public enquiry.

Design Review Panel Terms of Reference

For further information contact the National Park Authority’s Design Officer at:

South Downs National Park Authority,
South Downs Centre,
Midhurst, West Sussex,
GU29 9DH



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