At the SDNPA Planning Committee meeting in March 2020. There was much criticism of this scheme from the members of the Planning Committee and it was unanimously rejected by them, despite planning officers having recommended approval.
Our Society has previously asked the National Park not to take into consideration Whole Estate Plans (WEPs) when considering planning applications. WEPs are not a statutory planning instrument and are unique to the SDNPA. They do not undergo any formal public scrutiny process before they are approved by their Policy & Resources Committee. In this case the South Downs National Park had endorsed a WEP previously for this estate.