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NEWS FEED: National Park Authority

World Ranger Day

July 31st, 2014

Thursday 31 July is World Ranger Day. To mark the occasion we asked some of our rangers to tell us about their favourite projects. Dan talks about his work to protect our night skies Elaina talks about the work she’s doing to reintroduce water voles to the Meon Valley Mark talks about helping the Plumpton community […]

Community celebrates new South Downs Centre

July 29th, 2014

More than 500 people visited the new South Downs Centre in Midhurst on Sunday 27 July for a special community open day to celebrate the new facility and mark the start of National Parks Week. Many were former students and staff who had studied or taught in the building when it was a school. Around […]

New funding boost for South Downs bus and rail

July 15th, 2014

Hampshire County Council and six partner authorities, including the South Downs NPA, have been successful in securing just over £2million from the Department for Transport’s Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF) for projects which encourage and promote use of sustainable travel in the New Forest and South Downs National Parks. The funding, which is an extension […]

Permitted Development Rights removed for farm at Soberton

July 8th, 2014

The South Downs National Park Authority has removed planning rights for a field at Bere Farm in Soberton following concerns that the owner was preparing to subdivide the area with fences. At their meeting on 12 June 2014 the SDNPA’s Planning Committee issued the first article 4 direction since the National Park Authority took over […]

Historic South Downs cart shed conserved in pilot project

July 1st, 2014

Work has now been completed on the conservation of a 200-year-old cart shed in the heart of Up Marden, West Sussex for local people and visitors to enjoy. The project, a pilot which is hoped could be rolled out for other ‘Heritage at Risk’ across the South Downs has been carried out in partnership between […]

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