The Local Plan sets the policies against which planning applications will be considered and allocates land for a variety of uses.
It will replace more than a thousand existing planning policies operating across the South Downs National Park from 12 different local authorities with just 96 new policies covering the whole of the National Park from Winchester to Eastbourne.
In spring 2018 SDNPA will submit the first ever Local Plan to the Government for examination, having run a final full public consultation. This commenced on the 26 September and ran for 8 weeks until 21 November 2017.
The Pre-Submission South Downs Local Plan can be read on their Consultation page.
On 16 November 2017 the Friends of Lewes submitted its comments on the plan to the SDNPA [pdf 207 kb]