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Village Design Statements – Current Consultations

Village Design Statements – Current Consultations

Upham Village Design Statement (UVDS)

Upham Parish Council (UPC) has submitted the Draft Upham Village Design Statement (UVDS) to the South Downs National Park Authority (SDNPA) to be adopted as a Supplementary Planning Document (SPD).

The SDNPA will now carry out the first (of two) public consultations required to adopt the UVDS as an SPD.  This is in accordance with the requirements set out in both the Town and County Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012 (as amended), and the South Downs Statement of Community Involvement (SCI).

The first public consultation will run for a period of 8 weeks from Tuesday 28 May 2024 (starting at 09:00am) to Wednesday 24 July 2024 (closing at 23:59pm).

The Upham Village Design Statement (UVDS) – along with its appendices and public notice – is available below:

Alternatively, you can view the UVDS and the above documents at:

  • South Downs Centre, North Street, Midhurst, West Sussex, GU29 9DH.
    • Open 09:00am to 16:00pm, Monday to Friday.
  • Brushmakers Arms Pub, Shoe Lane, Upham, Hampshire, SO32 1JJ.
  • Upham Church, Church Street, Upham, Hampshire, SO32 1JH.
  • Upham Parish Council.

To make a representation, please email consultations@southdowns.gov.uk – or post your representation to the SDNPA Planning Policy Team, South Downs Centre, North Street, Midhurst, West Sussex, GU29 9DH – by Wednesday 24 July 2024.

All information held by the South Downs National Park Authority (SDNPA) may be subject to release under the Freedom of Information (FoI) Act.  Please be advised that if you make a representation on the Upham Village Design Statement (UVDS):

  • Your name and contact information will be retained by the SDNPA for the purposes of this consultation only; and
  • Your representation may be published, and may be shared with the Upham VDS Steering Group, but all personal details will be removed.

Further details on how the SDNPA will manage your information, including your rights under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), are available to view in the SDNPA Privacy Statement which can be found on the SDNPA website here.


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