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Community Heroes: Fittleworth Stores

November 8th, 2018

There are many benefits to living in a tiny South Downs village, but easy access to a grocery store and a place to meet and get to know your neighbours aren’t always among them. The people of Fittleworth were determined to tackle the issue head on and this October, after a lot of hard work, […]

Work begins on developing next priorities for South Downs National Park

October 19th, 2018

Conservation and heritage organisations, rural economy representatives, water companies, farming groups and volunteer networks are just some of the groups being challenged to help set out the priorities for the South Downs National Park for the next five years and the practical action they will take to help achieve them. The work is part of […]

Local Plan goes to public examination

October 5th, 2018

The first Local Plan to cover the entire South Downs National Park will be examined in public this November and December following its submission to the Government in April 2018. Government-appointed Planning Inspector, Mr Brian Sims, is leading the independent examination which takes in the Local Plan, all of the evidence used in its preparation […]

Most asked: Bruce Fowkes, Farming Officer for South Downs

October 4th, 2018

Answers to questions about a particular area of work in the National Park – some sent in to our newsletter and others that we get asked all the time. Answering this month is: Bruce Fowkes, farming officer for the South Downs National Park. Why does the National Park need a farming officer? The South Downs […]

Grant scheme to increase affordable housing stock

August 7th, 2018

Does your parish need affordable housing? Here are the steps you need to take to make it happen. If you live in the South Downs you are probably already aware that the National Park has some of the highest house prices in the country. Homes are in high demand with towns and villages regularly appearing […]

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