Consultation gets underway into South Downs National Park

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A CONSULTATION has begun on the South Downs National Park Authority’s waste and mineral policy.

A licence has to be granted to any companies wishing to extract minerals from the National Park – which covers Catherington, Petersfield and parts of West Sussex.

The consultation will help frame the authority’s policy until 2026.

‘All applications for waste and minerals extraction licences are considered on their own merits, said Andrew Shaxson, chairman of the park’s planning committee.

‘However, a national park has the highest standard of protection of the landscape and the environment in planning terms and therefore we will be seeking to ensure that we achieve the purposes of the national park in the decisions we make.’

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