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Supplementary Planning Documents, briefs and advice notes

The South Downs National Park will be producing a range of documents which add further detail to the policies in the Local Plan.  They can be used to provide further guidance for development on specific sites, or on particular issues, such as design.

The following relates predominantly to East Hampshire.

Draft Wealden Heaths Phase II Special Protection Area SPD

The draft Wealden Heaths Phase II Special Protection Area Supplementary Planning Document provides guidance for applicants where development proposals will result in a net increase in residential development (including Traveller Accommodation) within 400 metres of the Wealden Heaths Phase II Special Protection Area (SPA). The document sets out the approach that East Hampshire District Council (“the Council”) and the South Downs National Park Authority (“the SDNPA”) will take to help meet the need for Gypsy, Traveller and Travelling Showpeople accommodation and rural affordable housing exception sites as this need cannot be met solely outside of the 400 metre buffer zone.

Comments are now invited from all interested persons on the draft document and its suitability for informing future planning decisions in East Hampshire District (including those parts of the district located within the SDNP.

The draft Wealden Heaths Phase II Supplementary Planning Document, Statement of SPD Matters and Availability, SEA/SA Screening and Environmental Impact Assessment can be accessed as follows:

It is important to note that only those representations that are made in writing and are received by the Council within the eight week period ending at 5pm on Monday 19 March 2018 will be considered.

Representations to the consultation draft Supplementary Planning Documents can be made in writing using one of the following methods:

Through the East Hampshire District Council Website or by email to

Alternatively you can write to: Planning Policy, East Hampshire District Council, Penns Place, Petersfield, Hampshire, GU31 4EX.