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Our Work

Our Partnership Management Plan, published in 2013, sets out the first overarching five-year strategy for the management of the South Downs National Park. It is a plan that sets out to shape the future of your South Downs National Park.

Its starting point is the State of the Park Report 2012, which provided baseline information against which the success of future action arising from the Partnership Management Plan could be judged.

This is a plan for all those with an interest in or influence on the area and in line with our commitment to work in partnership. It has been developed in close partnership with key stakeholders from across the National Park.

The PMP does not contain planning policies, but does provide a framework for the emerging Park-wide Local Plan. This Local Plan, due in 2017, will include spatial planning policies for housing and other development. Minerals and waste planning is covered in detail through the joint minerals and waste plans developed with local authorities.

Memoranda of Understanding

As part of our pledge to work in partnership, we have committed to a number of Memoranda of Understanding. These high-level accords set out the way in which the Authority will work with specific groups of Stakeholders, clearly defining, for example, the frequency of strategic meetings, agreed consultation periods and commitments to partnership delivery.

Currently we have four Memoranda in place, which can be revisited at any time at the request of either party. The Memoranda can be found below:

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