The Public Access system is a simple way of keeping up-to-date with the progress of an application.

You may experience problems viewing Planning Application Documents when using the SAFARI browser on Apple devices. This issue is under investigation. In the meantime we recommend that documents are viewed through an alternative browser where possible. E.g. Edge, Chrome.

We apologise for this inconvenience and will provide further updates when available.

View planning applications

Valid planning applications (From the 1 April 2012), which fall within the South Downs National Park are only available to view on the SDNP Authority website.

View South Downs National Park planning applications


Receive email alerts on planning applications in your area

By signing up to our email alert system, you will receive planning application notifications within a specified distance around your property.

Please note: this service is only available for addresses outside of the National Park.

Sign up to email alerts

Weekly list of New Applications

You can view details of the planning applications the Council receives each week. If you want to view an application in more detail, you can enter the planning application reference into the 'View Planning Application' facility above.

Copyright warning

Plans, drawings and material relating to planning on this website are protected by the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. You should only use material which is downloaded:

  • for consultation purposes;
  • to compare current applications with previous schemes; or
  • to check whether developments have been completed in accordance with approved plans.

Before taking further copies you may need to get the permission of the copyright owner (for example, the architect who prepared the plans). Unauthorised use could lead to the copyright owner seeking compensation from you or taking legal action against you.

Report a problem with Public Access

The Planning Service are continually striving to improve their online services and customer experience. The Public Access system is a popular and busy area of the web site.  If you experience an issue around availability and stability or experience an error please email with your contact details, details of the issue, relevant screen shots or error message codes.  We will of course continue to carry out essential maintenance with notice when possible.