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Authority Monitoring Report (AMR)

The Authority Monitoring Report (AMR) was published in December 2016.

The AMR 2016 reports on a number of planning documents such as the emerging South Downs Local Plan, the Community Infrastructure Levy, numerous neighbourhood development plans and adopted and emerging waste and minerals plans.  The AMR also reports progress on the timetable and milestones for the preparation of documents set out in the Local Development Scheme May 2016.

This report considers the policy performance of existing and emerging 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. A comprehensive list of indicators is set out in the AMR along with any relevant targets. 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 2015 -16, which is the second year of the 2014-2032 plan period for the emerging South Downs Local Plan.  Notable points include:

  • 29.3km of new or improved non-motorised multi user routes were delivered.
  • Planning permission was granted for 13 new, replacement or extended community halls or community sports facilities
  • There is an up-to-date five year supply of deliverable housing sites in the South Downs National Park, both against the proposed requirements in the South Downs Local Plan and against the requirements for specific areas of the National Park set out in Joint Core Strategies.
  • A net total of 262 new dwellings were completed in the year

Previous Authority Monitoring Reports

Authority Monitoring Report 2015