Ancient South Downs track returns to former glory
10 Mar 2014Walkers in East Sussex are now able to access an ancient, sunken track running from Glynde up on to the South Downs for the first time in sixteen years thanks to the work of the South Downs National Park rangers, the South Downs Volunteer Ranger Service and workers from the Glynde Estate.
National Park butterflies get a helping hoof from sheep
07 Mar 2014A flock of 350 sheep are being employed to improve rare chalk grassland in the South Downs National Park near Brighton, vital for the survival of local butterflies thanks to support from The Veolia Environmental Trust.
Laser plane to uncover secrets under South Downs woods
04 Mar 2014Look up to the skies between 10 and 15 March and you may spot a special plane equipped with cutting edge technology out searching for the lost archaeology hidden beneath the South Downs National Park’s ancient woodland. It is just one of hundreds of joint initiatives set out in the first ever Partnership Management Plan for the South Downs National Park, launched in January 2014.
Key planning changes in South Downs open for comment
28 Feb 2014People living in or interested in development in the South Downs will have the first chance to see and comment on plans to address the major planning issues facing the area over the next 15 years on 28 February 2014 when the National Park Authority (NPA) begins consulting on options for the National Park’s Local Plan.
Work continues on Egrets Way walking and cycle path
19 Feb 2014Work has begun on the second section of a network of shared paths which will allow cyclists, walkers and horse riders moving between Newhaven and Lewes to avoid the busy C7 road and get out into the peaceful landscapes of the South Downs National Park.
Application for Nine Acre Copse (Fernhurst) SDNP/13/05896/CM
14 Feb 2014The National Park Authority has requested that Celtique Energie provide addition information in their Environmental Statement regarding their application for exploratory drilling at Nine Acre Copse in Fernhurst. The application has been put on hold while the applicant provides this information.
Overhead power lines removed in South Downs village
13 Feb 2014Local residents and walkers using footpaths around the South Downs village of Cocking now have a clearer view, thanks to a £25,500 scheme by Southern Electric Power Distribution (SEPD) to remove nearby overhead power lines.
School’s South Downs rail posters go on display
11 Feb 2014Posters by students from Chatsmore Catholic High School in Worthing inspiring people to visit the South Downs National Park by train are to go on display in five train stations in the Arun valley later this spring. A preview exhibition of all the posters will be on display in Worthing museum from 14 February.
South Downs take action against flooding and soil erosion
03 Feb 2014600 native trees are being planted on farmland in the South Downs National Park to help prevent a repeat of recent disastrous flooding and soil erosion in the National Park. Just one example of farmers, businesses, conservation organisations and the SDNPA working together to improve water quality, alongside the landscape and environment of the South Downs.
Tourism boost for South Downs attractions working together
03 Feb 2014A unique new partnership between four East Hampshire tourist attractions, only made possible since the South Downs was designated a National Park, is expected to bring a welcome boost to the local economy. The partnership is just one of hundreds of joint initiatives set out in the first ever Partnership Management Plan for the South Downs National Park, launched today.