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SDNP Local Plan

Warnford Village SDNP Local Plan

Adoption of the South Downs Local Plan

The full South Downs National Park Authority unanimously voted to formally adopt the South Downs Local Plan on 02 July 2019.

Details of how to view the Local Plan and associated documents are set out in the Adoption Statement which is set out below.

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Notification under Regulations 17 and 26 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England)

Regulations 2012 (As Amended)

 Adoption Statement:

South Downs Local Plan

Notice is hereby given that the South Downs National Park Authority adopted the South Downs Local Plan on 02 July 2019 in accordance with the above regulations.

The South Downs Local Plan is the first Local Plan to cover the whole of the South Downs National Park. It sets out strategic and non-strategic policies (including site allocation policies) which form part of the statutory development plan for the area. It is a landscape-led plan that reflects the national parks’ statutory purposes and duty, and which seeks to capture the principles of ‘ecosystem services’.

The South Downs Local Plan has been subject to examination by an independent Inspector appointed by the Secretary of State. The adopted Plan incorporates the Main Modifications recommended by the Inspector as set out the Appendix to the Report on the Examination of the South Downs Local Plan 2014-2033 dated 18 June 2018. The Inspector’s Report is available on the South Downs National Park website at

Copies of this Adoption Statement, the adopted South Downs Local Plan, the Sustainability Appraisal incorporating the Strategic Environmental Statement, Sustainability Appraisal Adoption Statement, Policies Map and Inspector’s Report are available to view at All of these are available as paper copies at the reception desk at the following location:

South Downs Centre

North Street


West Sussex

GU29 9DH

Mon-Thu 09:00-17:00; Fri 09:00-16:30, Sat & Bank Holidays (open from Easter to end of October only) 09:00-13:00

Paper copies of the South Downs Local Plan, the Sustainability Appraisal incorporating the Strategic Environmental Statement, and Sustainability Appraisal Adoption Statement are also available at the following locations (please check the opening times before your visit):

Winchester Discovery Centre reception, Jewry Street, Winchester, SO23 8SB

(Mon-Fri 09:00-19:00; Sat 0900-17:00; Sun 11:00-15:00)

Petersfield Town Hall lobby, Heath Rd, Petersfield, GU31 4EA

(Mon-Fri 09:00-17:00)

An interactive Policies Map is available to view at

Any person aggrieved by the adoption of the South Downs Local Plan may make an application to the High Court under Section 113 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004. Any challenge pursuant to Section 113 must be made on the grounds that the document is not within the appropriate power and/or a procedural requirement has not been complied with. Any such application should be made promptly and no later than the end of the six week period starting from 02 July 2019.

Further information

For further information, please contact the Planning Policy Team on 01730 814810 or by emailing