February – Selborne Village Design Statement (SVDS)

Selborne Parish Council (SPC) has submitted the Selborne Village Design Statement (SVDS) to the South Downs National Park Authority (SDNPA) to be adopted as a Supplementary Planning Document (SPD).

The SDNPA previously carried out two rounds of public consultation on the SVDS from 11 April to 06 June 2023, and from 13 July to 07 September 2023.  However, following a number of amendments – including a change to the area covered by the document, and the definition and illustration of the “green apron” – the SDNPA has taken the view that a third round of public consultation is required in accordance with the South Downs Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) and the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012.  Once the third public consultation has closed, the SDNPA will then consider whether to adopt the SVDS as a Supplementary Planning Document (SPD).

The third public consultation will run for a period of 6 weeks from Thursday 01 February 2024 (starting at 09:00am) to Friday 15 March 2024 (closing at 23:59pm).

The Selborne Village Design Statement (SVDS) – along with the documents listed below (its appendices, consultation statement, and public notice) and the privacy statement applicable to any submitted comments – is available via the SDNPA webpage link here: Village Design Statements – Current Consultations – South Downs National Park Authority

The VDS documents are also available via the links below

Alternatively, you can view the SVDS and the above documents in hard copy at:

  • South Downs Centre, North Street, Midhurst, West Sussex, GU29 9DH.
    • Open 09:00am to 16:00pm, Monday to Friday.
  • Selborne Parish Council Office, Selborne Village Hall, High Street, Selborne, Hampshire, GU34 3JR.
    • Open 11:00am to 14:00pm on Thursday, or other times by appointment

To make a representation, please email consultations@southdowns.gov.uk – or post your representation to the SDNPA Planning Policy Team, South Downs Centre, North Street, Midhurst, West Sussex, GU29 9DH – by Friday 15 March 2024.


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