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Called-in applications

Called-in applications

On this page you can find a list of the applications that the SDNPA has ‘called in’, that will be dealt with by the in-house team of planners, rather than using the Local Authority planning team under the Agency agreement.

The SDNPA expects to deal with up to about 150 planning applications in this way each year.

These will be the more significant types of development which potentially generate particular, special or major issues for the National Park.

The Authority has regard to the National Planning Policy Framework when forming a view on whether a scheme is ‘major’ and has sought Legal opinions to aid in such assessments.

These Legal opinions are available to be viewed below.

Please note that we are experiencing a temporary number of vacancies that is impacting some areas of our planning service at the South Downs National Park Authority. We are working actively to recruit new staff and are committed to filling all posts within the Planning Department.  We would be grateful for your understanding and patience during this time, as we may be unable to deal with all matters within normal specified timeframes.  As always, our goal is to deal with matters as efficiently as possible and we hope to be in a position to meet our normal specified timeframes within 4 to 5 months.  Many thanks.

Applications formally called in or follow up submissions made valid

Further information relating to the remaining planning applications within the SDNP, that are being dealt with by the Local Authority for that area under the Agency agreement, can be found by following the link to the ‘View Planning Applications’ page.

If you wish to contact the SDNPA Planning department, please email planning@southdowns.gov.uk or call 01730 814810 during office hours (Monday to Thursday, 9am to 5pm, Friday 9am to 4.30pm).


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