Mar 04

National Park Local Plan

Messsage from South Downs National Park

Following my email on 24/02/2014 I am writing with details of the National Park Local Plan Options Consultation Document and the Preliminary Draft Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Charging Schedule.  These two consultation documents will be out for public comment from Friday 28th February till Wednesday 30th April (23:59 hours). 

 The documents can be viewed online at: The link will take you to a screen where you will see both the local plan and the community infrastructure levy consultation documents. The webpage is quite self explanatory but there are basically three ways to comment:

 1.    You can view and comment online using our online consultation software.  PLEASE NOTE AN EMAIL WAS SENT TO ALL CLERKS ON FRIDAY 28TH FEBRUARY WITH LINKS TO THE ONLINE CONSULTATION SOFTWARE. THIS MAY APPEAR IN YOUR JUNK MAIL FILE, PLEASE CHECK, IF YOU HAVENT RECEIVED THIS LET ME KNOW AND I WILL ARRANGE FOR ANOTEHR EMAIL TO BE SENT. The link above will also take you to the same webpage where you can register by clicking register at the top of the page.

2.    You can download and read the consultation documents (local plan options and preliminary charging schedule) and make comment using our electronic comment form and email that back to us; or

3.    You can read the document and make your comments by writing to us in paper format

Once you click on either Local Plan Options Consultation or Community Infrastructure Levy you will be taken to the consultation page for that document, and will be presented with the three options above.

The SDNPA will also be running three Local Plan and CIL consultation workshops, where we will provide more background to this consultation programme and officers will also be available to answer any questions you have. At these workshops we will also be giving a simple presentation on how to use the online consultation software. There are still places left on all three workshops. You can book a place on one of the workshops below by contacting Please book places before 5pm Friday 7th March. The final agenda for each workshop will be circulated later this week.

Hampshire, 11th March 2014, East Meon Village Hall, 18.30 – 21.00

West Sussex, 12th March 2014, Leconfield Hall, Market Square, Petworth, 18.30 – 21.00

East Sussex, 21st March, Ditchling Village Hall, 12.30 – 3pm

If you are able to publish this important consultation on your parish webpage I would be very grateful. I have attached a copy of the public consultation poster which should provide all the text you require and you can use the link in this email so people can get straight to our webpage to make their comments.

Thanks again for all your support in assisting the South Downs National Park Authority in this important consultation. If you have any questions or need any assistance with providing feedback please do not hesitate to contact me.

Kind Regards


Chris Paterson

Strategy Lead – Communities

South Downs National Park Authority

Link to more details SDNPA Consultation