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South Downs Local Plan and Policies Map 2014-2033

The South Downs Local Plan covers the entire National Park.

It follows extensive public consultation with local communities and detailed scrutiny and examination by the Government’s Planning Inspectorate, which found the policies to be sound subject to a number of modifications.

The Local Plan has been informed by a range of factors relating to the special qualities of the National Park, including landscape character, biodiversity and cultural heritage of the National Park, Neighbourhood Plans, local housing and economic needs and the impact of climate change.

The South Downs Policies Map illustrates how the policies in the adopted Local Plan will apply. Below are quick links to the Local Plan Policies Map: