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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.

Planning Committee

Planning Committee

The Planning Committee is the statutory planning authority of the South Downs National Park.

SDNPA officers visit every application site, sometimes several times, as part of the planning process. SDNPA Rangers  and Link Officers are also active and engaged with applications.

Members of the Planning Committee have an officer lead visit to each application site before the application is heard at the Planning Committee meeting for determination.

Find out more about the Planning Committee, including details of forthcoming meetings.


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