9th May 2018 - Message from South Downs National Park Authority

The South Downs National Park Authority has submitted their local plan to the Secretary of State for examination.


The Pre Submission Local Plan consultation was held between 26 September 2017 and 21 November 2017. We received over 2500 comments from 568 respondents. All the comments can be seen on our Local Plan examination page, or the consultation home page.


We would like to thank everyone who commented for taking the time to review the plan. If you have requested to be kept informed of the Local Plan progress you will receive further correspondence as the plan moves through the examination. If you are required to speak at the Local Plan public hearing the programme officer will contact you directly. All details relating to the Local Plan examination, including the programme officer's contact details, can be found at

South Downs Planning Policy Team