East Dean & Friston Residents’ Association

Building Work:  Code of Good Practice

This Code provides advice to residents planning any major building or other work to their property. It aims to minimise disturbance to neighbours and road users and prevent delays to emergency vehicles.

Planning Permission

Where planning permission is required, planning applications have to be submitted to the South Downs National Park Authority (SDNPA) www.southdowns.gov.uk   It is also worth discussing your ideas with the Planning Officers at SDNP.  They may be able to advise on what is likely to be acceptable, thus saving you time and money.  You should also check the Village Design Statement, available on the Parish Council website under the ‘Planning’ tab;   this is an official planning document, adopted by the planning authority and designed to ensure that any building work is in keeping with the area.     

Keeping your neighbours informed

Advice for Builders

In general, try to consider the safety and comfort of neighbours and other road users.  Before work starts, ensure your builders are prepared to adhere to the following guidance:



Noise and disturbance

Issued jointly by East Dean and Friston Residents’ Association and East Dean & Friston Parish Council

Working together for the good of the village


Revised May 2017