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Pondtail Wood update – 15 July 2016

July 15th, 2016

Solicitors acting on behalf of the owners of Pondtail Wood in West Sussex have lodged an appeal against an Enforcement Notice issued by the South Downs National Park Authority which came into effect on 12 July 2016. The Enforcement Notice stipulates that the site owners must remove all deposited soils, waste and drainage channels by […]

Mysterious prehistoric farmers and missing Roman road revealed

July 12th, 2016

Decades of speculation on the route of a Roman road in southern England have ended but the research which confirmed its location has revealed the extent of prehistoric farming on the South Downs before the Romans arrived. The discoveries were made after airborne laser scanning (LiDAR) technology was used to map part of the South […]

Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings’ working party comes to the South Downs

July 8th, 2016

We are very pleased to welcome the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) to the South Downs National Park where they are running their annual working party. Following their successful week at Sullington in 2015, SPAB have returned to the South Downs for a second year, this time to Greatham Old Church, East […]

Free National Parks Week events in the South Downs

July 5th, 2016

Become an extreme explorer, bushcraft expert and wildlife ranger for National Parks Week National Parks Week in the South Downs, 25-29 July 2016  Have you ever sniffed the forest floor, seen the world through the eyes of an owl or laid a trail through the woods?  This National Parks Week we want to change the […]

South Downs take lead on Pondtail Wood action

June 23rd, 2016

See more recent update on Pondtail Wood The South Downs National Park Authority has secured agreement from the Environment Agency and Forestry Commission to lead on a coordinated response to restore Pondtail Wood in West Sussex. Margaret Paren, Chair of the South Downs National Park Authority, said: “These two government agencies, along with ourselves and […]

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