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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.