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Following Government advice to stay safe and protect the NHS, we are working hard to continue to deliver for you. Find information here on how to enjoy the National Park virtually, and how our services are operating during this time.

Local Validation List

Local Validation List

Following the adoption of the South Downs Local Plan and the subsequent revision of local validation requirements, all applications will be checked against the SDNPA Local Validation List July 2019.

For the purposes of the Local Validation List the definition and criteria for major development is as set out in The Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) Order 2015.

We have developed the following checklists which you should complete and submit with your application, to help expedite process of checking your submission meets all requirements:

    Useful resources

    External sites that enable you to submit applications electronically

    *NB: While South Downs National Park Authority accept electronic submissions from these resources, we have no direct involvement in the management of electronic submission sites.


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