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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.

How to comment on an application

How to comment on an application

All comments submitted through the Public Access System are published instantly and become formal parts of the application documentation which can be viewed by the public straight away. 

While every effort is made to remove contact information such as email addresses, telephone numbers and signatures it is advisable not to include any information you don’t wish to be made public.

The SDNPA has adopted a protocol for dealing with any representations that are alleged to contain inappropriate content. If you consider that a representation is inappropriate please contact the relevant planning office.

Alternatively you can send comments to us by post addressed to SDNPA, South Downs Centre, North Street, Midhurst, West Sussex, GU29 9DH or to

Comments received via email or post may take up to five working days to become available online.


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