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Parking Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) Consultation

Parking Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) Consultation

South Downs National Park Authority (SDNPA) is consulting on a draft Parking Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) (full title – Guidance on Parking for Residential and Non-Residential Development). We would like to hear your views on the document.

Further details of how to respond to the consultation are given below.

The consultation will run for a period of 8 weeks, starting on Thursday 24 September 2020.

All comments must be received by 5pm on Thursday 19 November 2020.

The purpose of the Parking SPD is to give clear direction to all those involved in the planning application and decision making process regarding the provision of cycle and vehicle parking for new development in the South Downs National Park (SDNP).

The Parking SPD applies to both residential and non-residential development and, along with some locally specific Neighbourhood Development Plan policies, will replace all previous standards provided by the county councils in the SDNP once adopted.

The Parking SPD will be a material consideration for relevant planning applications once adopted.


Draft Guidance on Parking for Residential and Non-Residential Development

The Parking SPD was approved for consultation by the members of SDNPA’s Planning Committee on 13 August 2020. The Committee Report and minutes are available on the SDNPA website, see the link below. The Parking SPD was item 11 on the agenda.

A screening exercise was carried out on the Parking SPD for the purposes of Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA). A Draft Determination Statement for SEA and HRA is also published for consultation. The statement sets out SDNPA’s determination under Regulation 9(1) of the Environmental Assessment of Plans and Programmes Regulations 2004 on whether or not a Strategic Environmental Assessment is required. The statement also sets out the SDNPA’s determination as to whether Appropriate Assessment is required under the Conservation of Habitats & Species Regulations 2017 (as amended).

Draft Determination Statement for SEA_HRA Screening

How to respond to the consultation

Please respond by email to or in writing to Planning Policy, South Downs National Park Authority, South Downs Centre, North Street, Midhurst, West Sussex, GU29 9DH.

After the end of the consultation period, any comments received will be considered in reviewing the draft SPD prior to adoption.


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