Get involved

A WEP is not an adopted planning document. It does not need a formal public consultation. However, SDNP recommend that there are great opportunities for organisations when they engage with communities who live, work and spend their leisure time within their land holdings.

Find out about the large public engagement process that was held between November 2020 and April 2021. You'll also find details on when and how you can get involved in the process of creating the City Downland Estate Plan.

You can find more information about Whole Estate Plans and read Whole Estate Plans that have been approved by the SDNP.

Take part in our consultation

The draft City Downland Estate Plan (CDEP) is available. We invite everyone within Brighton & Hove to review the draft plan and provide feedback.

Have your say

The consultation is open for 8 weeks. It closes on 8 July 2022.

Join the community and share your ideas

You can download the latest version of the plan and find more ways to get involved on our interactive Bang The Table website

You can use this online portal to:

  • submit your work,studies,experiences and websites that are related to the Downland estate
  • read and comment on submissions made by others
  • get involved in discussions on the City Downland Estate
  • get info on the next stage of the engagement process

City Downland Estate Plan – indicativeTimeline (Part 1)

View the image to see part 1 of our timeline.

Part 1 of the timeline covers autumn 2021 to spring 2022 and includes:

  • Brighton & Hove City Council officers/CDEP team review of the CDEP
  • NATCAP Assessment of Proposals
  • developing the draft CDEP
  • updates and discussion on the website and social media
  • AMB and DAP consideration of draft
  • Downland Advisory Panel consideration of proposals
  • first SDNPA members consultation on draft CDEP
  • second public consultation

CDEP = City Downland Estate Plan

SDNPA = South Downs National Parks Authority

AMB = Asset Management Board  

DAP = Downland Advisory Panel

City Downland Estate Plan – indicativeTimeline (Part 2)

View the image to see part 2 of our timeline.

Part 2 of the timeline covers summer 2022 to winter 2022 to 2023 and includes:

  • second public consultation
  • first SDNPA members consultation on draft CDEP
  • SDNPA members meeting
  • develop the draft CDEP
  • updates and discussion on the website and social media
  • final amendments to draft CDEP
  • CDEP to Brighton & Hove City Council Policy & Resources committee for approval
  • CDEP to SDNPA for endorsement

CDEP = City Downland Estate Plan

SDNPA = South Downs National Parks Authority

AMB = Asset Management Board

If you have any questions about the timeline, send an email to citydownlandestateplan@brighton-hove.gov.uk