Sep 09

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The South Downs National Park Authority published their South Downs Local Plan: Preferred Options for consultation on 2nd September for public consultation. As part of the consultation we are holding a series of public drop in sessions. These sessions will allow members of the public to drop in, see what is in the plan and ask questions of planning officers. The first public drop in session was held last night in Lewes for the East Sussex part of the National Park. Whilst the turnout at the event was good, we did receive a lot of feedback from the public, and some parish councillors that they were not aware of the public roadshows.

To ensure that the public roadshows are publicised can I ask that forward details of these roadshows to your Councillors and ask that they promote the events to neighbours and others in your parish wherever possible. The SDNPA have sent out packs of posters and leaflets to all parish councils, but some of these packages do not appear to have arrived with the Parish Councils, and therefore the publicity material has not gone out in the parish. I have had some parish councils confirm receipt of this material (Posters and Postcards) but not all, so im sending this email to make sure the parish councils are aware of the public roadshows.

More information on the roadshows and the public consultation can be found on our website by following this link


    • Park wide –      10:00-15:00 Sat 12 Sept South Downs Centre, Midhurst GU29 9DH
    • Hampshire –    15:00-20:00 Mon 14 Sept Greatham Village Hall GU33 6EY
    • 15:00-20:00 Mon 21 Sept Meonstoke Village Hall SO32 3NP
    • West Sussex    15:00-20:00 Wed 16 Sept Arundel Town Hall BN18 9AP

Thank you for your help with this


Kind regards

South Downs Centre

Chris Paterson

Communities Lead

South Downs National Park Authority


Tel: 01730 819286 | Mobile: 07889 280029

South Downs Centre, North Street, Midhurst, West Sussex, GU29 9DH