Welcome to the Petersfield’s Neighbourhood Plan


Petersfield is the first town in the South Downs National Park to have it’s own Neighbourhood Plan.

The Petersfield Neighbourhood Development Plan now forms part of the Local Plan policy used by the South Downs National Park Authority (SDNPA)when determining Planning Applications in Petersfield. It was formally adopted by the SDNPA on the 21st January 2016.

The Petersfield Neighbourhood Plan:

  • Allocates and protects our green spaces – with 47 hectares of new green space, including¬† nearly 22 hectares of the eastern Causeway fields and 2 hectares at Merritts Meadow which will be protected from development.

  • Designates and protects our community assets like The Festival Hall, school playing fields, community centre and the sports facilities at Penns Place.

  • Seeks to preserve the quality of our built environment.

You can view the Plan and supporting documents in the Plan section of this website or on the¬† South Downs National Park Authority’s website.

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