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Authority Monitoring Reports

Authority Monitoring Reports

This year’s Authority Monitoring Report (AMR) was published in December 2021.

The AMR 2021 reports on a number of planning documents such as the South Downs Local Plan, neighbourhood development plans and waste and minerals plans.

This report considers the policy performance of policies across the National Park, and trends against various indicators including those directly affected by the planning process as well as those more indirectly affected.

The AMR includes all indicators which are monitored along with any relevant targets, and which Local Plan policy each indicator relates to.

An output is set out for each indicator followed by a brief commentary highlighting the key findings of the output and relating these back to local and Government policies.

This AMR reports on the financial year 2020 -21, which is the seventh year of the 2014-2033 plan period for the South Downs Local Plan.

The Authority Monitoring Report infographic. From left to right, there are three columns titled: A Thriving Living Landscape; People Connected with Places; and, Towards a Sustainable Future. Under the title 'A Thriving Living Landscape', achievements include an increase in the number of red kites in the National Park, a 36% increase in Biodiversity Net Gain and the call for nature sites to help nature recover. Under the header 'People Connected with Places', achievements include the approval of 34 new sites for visitor accommodation which includes 12 tree houses; this all amounts to 13,000 square metres of new visitor accommodation. Under the header titled 'Towards a Sustainable Future' achievements include 175 new homes completed of which 11 were affordable, 64% were on brownfield land (used in previous development) and six new viticulture schemes were approved.

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