South Downs Local Plan
The National Park needs properly managed development that conserves and enhances the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage for which it was designated. 112,000 people live in the South Downs National Park, many more work here and millions visit every year. The Local Plan sets the planning policies against which planning applications will be considered and allocates land for a variety of uses.
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South Downs Local Plan: Preferred Options
In September 2015 we produced and consulted on a draft Local Plan – known as the Preferred Options. The consultation on the Preferred Options has now closed but the following documents are still available to read:
Many Evidence and Supporting Documents have been prepared and are available to read. They all support the work on the Local Plan.
Local Plan timetable
The timetable (Local Development Scheme May 2016) for the Local Plan is as follows:
|Options Consultation||28 February – 30 April 2014|
|Preferred Options Consultation||2 September – 28 October 2015|
|Publication (followed by a formal Pre-Submission Consultation)||September – October 2017|
|Estimated Adoption||July 2018|