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South Downs National Park Authority

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From 1 April 2011 the South Downs National Park Authority became responsible for all planning in the South Downs National Park. The Authority will deal with about 4,000 planning applications a year, making it the 8th largest planning authority in the country.  

In preparation for this the National Park Authority has invited the 15 Local Authorities, within the National Park, to provide the day to day planning services on its behalf. All 15 Local Authorities reached an agreement during the Summer of 2010, including Hampshire County Council, and a binding legal agreement was signed and completed in November 2010 committing all of the Local Authorities to work with the SDNPA towards delivering the planning service in this way.

What does this mean?

How do I find out if I live within the South Downs National Park?

Please click on the following link Do I live in-the National Park? where you will be able to insert your postcode, and find out if your property, or application site, lies within the boundary of the South Downs National Park.

Where do I submit my planning applications after 1 April 2011?

Note regarding South Downs National Park Authority IT system for processing planning applications and other related works.

What happens next?

How can I view applications that have been submitted to the South Downs National Park?

Please follow this link to the SDNPA Planning website, where you can search for planning applications that have been submitted from anywhere within the South Downs National Park boundary. You can search in a variety of different ways, including between specific dates, or within a specific local authority area, or for applications received and validated or decisions issued. You will be able to view the documents held for each planning application, as held on the Hampshire County Council website, and make comments (if the application is still open for receiving representations).

Downloadable planning application forms

If you wish to download a paper copy of the 1APP planning applications forms for submission to Hampshire County Council, working in partnership with the SDNPA, then please use the links below:

Planning Portal Registration

If you wish to apply electronically, then please use the Planning Portal

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Contact South Downs National Park Authority

Email: info@southdowns.gov.uk

Phone: 0300 303 1053

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Applications open to consultation

Contact Hampshire County Council

Email: planning@hants.gov.uk

Phone: 0845 603 5634 (Contact Centre - Hantsdirect)

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