Planning Applications in Slindon

As the majority of the settlement lies within the South Downs National Park, they are the Local Planning Authority dealing with the consultations for Slindon. The South Downs National Park Planning Authority has a unique partnership with the local authorities within the National Park and is responsible for the planning and enforcement matters for Arun District Council.

The South Downs Local Plan was adopted by the National Park Authority in July 2019 to conserve and enhance the nationally important landscapes of the South Downs. It is used in the determination of planning applications within the South Downs National Park as the statutory development plan and contains the policies that all planning applications should adhere to.

Those who are contemplating a planning application are encouraged to obtain pre-application advice before doing so to increase the chance of making a high quality planning application that is faster to process.

Full details of the Planning Process can be obtained on the South Downs National Park website.

The Local Plan is currently under review and as a parish council without a Neighbourhood Plan, rather than preparing one, the South Downs National Park Authority is encouraging members to work collaboratively with them on their Local Plan Review.

Conservation Areas

Since 1968, Planning Authorities have had the statutory duty to identify settlements or groups of buildings of architectural and historic interest together with the local power to designate them as Conservation Areas. The village of Slindon lies within a Conservation Area, the purpose of which is to preserve or enhance its character and appearance.

Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan 

The Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan CAAMP is referenced by the Parish Council when deciding how to respond to planning applications made to the South Downs National Park Authority.  The document sets out some of the major challenges facing the Parish, how the Council will work with major landowners and the various local authorities to address them and how it would like to see new development and changes to existing properties managed.  It was adopted by the South Downs National Park Planning Committee on the 9th August 2018 and replaces the previous Conservation Area Statement.