The South Downs National Park Authority (SDNPA) is planning to consult on the options for its Core Strategy in February 2014. The consultation will last for 8 weeks, ending in April 2014. The SDNPA will then publish a draft Plan in January 2015 which will then be consulted upon.
The SDNPA aims to publish the final draft Plan in November 2015 and submit it to the Secretary of State in June 2016. There is then likely to be an Examination in Public for 2 – 3 weeks and provided things progress smoothly, the Plan should be adopted by June 2017.