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Search For Planning Applications

Information about specific planning applications can be viewed, in real time, through our Public Access system. This can be done by entering the planning application reference into the search box, or using the map function tab to zoom in on planning applications in a particular area.

Please note our Public Access System will be unavailable for two days on Thursday 19 July and Friday 20 July while we carry out essential maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Before you can comment on a planning application you will need to register on the Public Access website.

For instructions on registering and submitting a comment read our Public Access Guide.

Commenting on an application

The best place to view and make comments supporting or objecting to all applications across the National Park using our Public Access System.

All comments submitted online through the Public Access System are published instantly and become formal parts of the application documentation which can be viewed by the public straight away. While we make every effort to remove contact information such as email addresses, telephone numbers and signatures it is advisable not to include any information you don’t wish to be made public.

Alternatively you can send comments to us by post addressed to SDNPA, South Downs Centre, North Street, Midhurst, West Sussex, GU29 9DH or to planning@southdowns.gov.uk. Comments received via email or post may take up to five working days to become available online.

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