The South Downs National Park Authority is preparing a Local Plan for the National Park. The Local Plan will set out the planning policies for the South Downs National Park. All planning applications for development within the National Park will be judged against these policies. This will be the first time that the National Park will be planned for as a single entity. This Options Consultation represents the first stage in developing the Local Plan.

The deadline for comments was  Wednesday 30 April 2014.