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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.

Enforcement: report a breach

Enforcement: report a breach

Please note if you live in Lewes, Chichester, East Hants, Horsham or Winchester, please use the below links to report it directly to their respective enforcement teams who will deal with the complaint:

Suspected planning breaches should be reported via the online form

As the planning authority for the National Park we expect land owners and developers to comply with planning laws and not carry out development without the necessary planning permission. 

We are committed to ensuring that planning, and other environmental controls are enforced and where consent is granted, approved plans and conditions are followed.

Please see our South Downs Enforcement Guide for more information about enforcement and planning.

If you wish to know more about minerals and waste, please see the SDNPA Minerals & Waste Compliance and Monitoring guide here


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