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NEWS FEED: National Park Authority

Dog Walking Drones are crazy

April 1st, 2017

Just in case you didn’t spot it… April Fools! Walking your dog by drone is a very bad idea the South Downs National Park has warned today, 1 April 2017. Andrew Lee, Countryside and Policy Director for the National Park Authority, said: “Our Take the Lead campaign celebrates great dog owners across the South Downs. […]

Most asked: Lillian Wakely, Community Infrastructure Levy Officer

March 29th, 2017

Send us your questions about a particular area of work in the National Park to newsletter@southdowns.gov.uk Answering this month is: Lillian Wakely, CIL Officer for the SDNPA What is the Community Infrastructure Levy? The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Regulations, introduced in April 2010, allows local authorities in England and Wales to raise funds from developers […]

Pondtail Wood – site sold

March 28th, 2017

We can confirm that the Pondtail Wood site, subject to a planning Enforcement Notice, (EN) issued by the South Downs National Park Authority and Forestry Commission Restocking Notice, has now been sold.  This site remains as private land. The (now) former owner has chosen to withdraw his appeal against the EN and we have issued […]

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 […]

Most asked: Jonathan Dean, Education Officer

March 1st, 2017

Are you a teacher? I have worked as a primary school teacher in central London and have also taught in outdoor education for several years. Working in both sectors has helped me understand how educators outside the classroom can support teachers to make the most of the learning opportunities in their local area. Will you […]

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