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How We Make Decisions

How We Make Decisions

The South Downs National Park Authority is run by a board of 27 Members:

  • 7 are appointed by the Secretary of State through an open recruitment process
  • 6 are nominated by Parish/Town Councils or Parish Meetings within the National Park
  • 14 are appointed by each of the 15 local authorities covering the National Park area (Adur and Worthing have opted to share a place).

The vast majority of decisions are made by Members either at Authority Meetings or Committee Meetings.


"The Downs...too much for one pair of eyes, enough to float a whole population in happiness."