Responsibility for planning is split between the County Council, district and borough councils, and South Downs National Park Authority. You can find guidance on the planning process on the Planning Portal.
As the County Council, we deal with planning applications for minerals, waste and our own development; minerals and waste policy; and transport planning. Follow the links to find out more, including contact details.
South Downs National Park Authority is responsible for planning within the national park.
District and borough councils deal with all other planning applications; building regulations and building control; listed buildings; conservation areas; tree preservation orders; local planning policy; community infrastructure levy (CIL); and neighbourhood plans.