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Our Awards

Our Awards

The South Downs National Park Authority is a multi-award winning Planning Authority. 

Below are the list of award achievements by the Planning team:

  • 2022 RTPI South East Chair’s Award for Planning Excellence – the award was for ‘supporting greener planning in practice’ and was awarded for our overall strategy in managing sustainable development and driving environmental gain
  • South Downs Local Plan, Excellence in Planning for the Natural Environment, RTPI SE Awards, 2019
  • Petworth Neighbourhood Plan, Excellence in Plan Making Practice, RTPI SE Awards 2018
  • Lewes Depot Cinema, Commended in the Excellence in Planning for Heritage and Culture category: RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence, 2018
  • Lewes Depot Cinema, RTPI South East Awards for Planning Excellence, 2017 – Overall Regional Winner AND category winner for Excellence in Planning for Heritage Lewes Depot Cinema


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