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Further expansion of the Boomtown Festival proposed!

Matterley Estate: the festival site in the South Downs National Park, east of Winchester – this photo links to the Daily Telegraph article published on 18th January 2020

A new planning application has been submitted to increase the number of festival goers. The Friends of the South Downs will be submitting their comments soon but for now this post is to advise you on how to make your comments to the South Downs National Park Authority (SDNPA).

The current closing date for responses is the 14th Feb 2020 – see how to respond as below.

In 2016, a three-year temporary permission was granted, at the same time increasing the number of days, number of attendees and noise levels. The planning committee granted a temporary permission in order to monitor and assess the effect of Boomtown and its increasing size over the years 2017, 2018 and 2019. Then, last year the Planning Committee of SDNPA  granted a further six years temporary planning permission (December 17th 2019) under reference SDNP/18/06249/FUL with increased levels of attendance at 64,999. Within days Boomtown applied for increased number by 11,000 under reference SDNP/19/06160/CND.

If you wish to comment on this application please go to:

Then enter in the search box: SDNP/19/06160/CND   You will then be taken to the actual planning application page.  Here you can either click on ‘Comments’ or click on ‘Documents’. Under the documents you will see all the application docs.

To comment click on ‘Comments’ and then click on the ‘Make a comment’ tab.

Please refer to planning application number SDNP/19/06160/CND 

Alternatively you can email:

This is a summary of the application:

SDNP/19/06160/CND | Variation of Condition 2 of Planning Consent SDNP/18/06249/FUL. | Matterley Farm Alresford Road Ovington Alresford Hampshire SO24 0HU






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