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Pondtail Wood update – 27 March 2017

March 27th, 2017

There will be more information available by the end of the week. Please regularly check this space for details.

England’s Mountains Green – now on DVD

March 23rd, 2017

South Downs National Park is proud to announce that the film “South Downs – England’s Mountain Green” which recently aired on the BBC is now available on DVD. Presenter Peter Owen-Jones, a priest in the South Downs takes us on a breath-taking journey from the Seven Sisters to Winchester encompassing the whole length and beauty of the South Downs National […]

Barn Owls LIVE – 2017

March 16th, 2017

South Downs National Park is proud to bring new footage of a Barn Owl nest. This is the second year that we have been able to bring you live coverage of one of the 250 Barn Owl boxes in the South Downs National Park.    This box site has hosted a very successful breeding pair […]

New for April 2017 – Charging schedule for Community Infrastructure Levy

March 13th, 2017

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Regulations, introduced in April 2010, allows local authorities in England and Wales to raise funds from developers who are undertaking new building projects. Most developments have an impact on infrastructure due to their need to use it. Gaining planning permission will generally increase the value of land, and developer contributions […]

Eastbourne BC decide not to sell downland farms.

March 7th, 2017

Margaret Paren, Chair of South Downs National Park Authority (SDNPA) welcomes the decision by Eastbourne Borough Council (EBC) to call off the sale of their downland farms in light of the public vote against the sales.  She says: “We believe that this is a good decision for the farmers, for the environment, for the people of Eastbourne […]

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