The planning system is designed to protect the environment in towns, villages and countryside, while giving people and local businesses the facilities they need.

There are two planning authorities for East Hampshire. We cover one third of the area, and the South Downs National Park Authority (SDNPA)- which stretches from Eastbourne to Winchester - covers the rest.

The SDNPA became the planning authority for the whole of the National Park on 1 April 2011.

Do I live in the South Downs National Park?

East Hampshire

South Downs National Park