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  • Key plan for South Downs future – first evidence published

    21 Jan 2015New evidence that will support the Local Plan for the National Park is being published online this week with more to follow over the next few months. The Local Plan will set out for the first time how the National Park Authority will manage development in order to meet its responsibilities to conserve the landscapes while serving the needs of our communities and the local economy. Once approved by the Government it will contain the policies by which all development proposals in the National Park will be judged.

  • Tourism providers become landscape ambassadors

    20 Jan 2015Tourism providers across the South Downs can now become ‘landscape ambassadors’. Developed as part of Our Land - a sustainable tourism initiative celebrating the UK’s Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and National Parks – this new scheme will help people working in tourism to develop a sound knowledge of their local area to share with their clients.

  • England’s National Parks are open for business

    19 Jan 2015National Parks England is today, Monday 19 January, publishing an Offer to the network of Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs)that Government established to spearhead economic growth and employment. The Offer signals an intention to unlock the potential of National Parks to deliver sustainable economic growth.

  • Ethereal dew pond wins South Downs Photo Competition

    13 Jan 2015An ethereal photograph of a dew pond at dusk by Andy Flowerday has been chosen as the winner of the South Downs National Park Authority’s photo competition 2014/15 – taking home a first prize of £250. The image is so surprising and the quality of entries was so high that a shortlist of eight photos are now being opened up to a ‘people’s choice’ vote with a prize of £100.

  • People's choice - photo competition 2014-15

    13 Jan 2015

  • South Downs conference to inspire teachers on outdoor learning

    08 Jan 2015‘Local outdoor learning opportunities are right here on your doorstep’ will be the take home message of the 2015 Our South Downs conference. The free event is packed with inspiration for teachers wanting to find out about opportunities for local outdoor learning in the National Park.

  • HLF say "Yes!" to Stanmer bid

    06 Jan 2015Celebrations begin today in Brighton & Hove and the South Downs National Park as a bid for a multi-million pound Lottery grant to develop exciting new plans for Stanmer Park moves a step closer.

  • Durand Academy appeal withdrawn

    11 Dec 2014The Durand Academy have, as of 10 December 2014, withdrawn their appeal against the South Downs National Park Authority regarding two planning applications for St Cuthmans School, Stedham.

  • Government announcement on A27

    01 Dec 2014The Department for Transport have today announced plans for investment in the Strategic Road Network. This includes plans for schemes along the A27: east of Lewes, at Worthing and at Arundel. All pass within or would be close to the National Park boundary.

  • Take the South Downs Dark Skies pledge

    18 Nov 2014Light pollution is a big issue. It not only wastes energy, costs money and impacts on wildlife, it can even affect our health – for example by disrupting sleep. It also stops people from enjoying the night skies. The South Downs National Park Authority is calling for people to show their support for tackling this problem by taking a Dark Skies Pledge.

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