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Authority Monitoring Report (AMR)

The Authority Monitoring Report (AMR) was published in December 2017.

The AMR 2017 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 August 2017 Local Development Scheme.

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, 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 2016 -17, which is the third year of the 2014-2033 plan period for the South Downs Local Plan.

Notable points include:

  • Baseline data has been established for numerous indicators included in the Pre-Submission South Downs Local Plan.
  • 4km of new non-motorised multi user routes were delivered.
  • Planning permission was granted for eight new or expanded cultural facilities.
  • There is an up-to-date five year supply of deliverable housing sites in the South Downs National Park, both against the proposed provision figure in the South Downs Local Plan and against the benchmarks and housing allocation targets for specific areas of the National Park set out in Joint Core Strategies.
  • A net total of 250 new dwellings were completed in the year.

Previous Authority Monitoring Reports