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SDNPA Launches New Neighbourhood Planning Consultancy Service

December 6th, 2017

“The support provided by SDNPA to the East Meon Neighbourhood Plan was crucial in our success. They gave clear insight into the process and incisive advice on how to address some of our more difficult decisions, while supporting the objectives of our NDP. “At no time did we feel pressured into accepting the default planning […]

Minister for Rural Affairs and Biosecurity plants oak in South Downs National Park

December 1st, 2017

National Tree Week is marked today, 1st December, by the planting of what could be a future ancient monument, if research and action aimed at prevention and management of tree disease is successful.  An oak tree, locally sourced and grown, was carefully sited in a hedgerow on the South Downs National Park by Lord Gardiner, […]

You say: A27 by-pass at Arundel

November 2nd, 2017

Do you have a story you want to tell about the National Park? A burning issue that you think needs to be raised publicly? We publish one story or comment about the National Park in our newsletter South Downs News each month and a response from the SDNPA. This letter was published in our November […]

Matthew Bates, Local Plan Lead for the SDNPA

November 2nd, 2017

Send us your questions about a particular area of work in the National Park to Answering this month is: Matthew Bates, Local Plan Lead for the SDNPA Who is writing the Local Plan? I’m part of the planning policy team, and we play a leading role in coordinating and drafting the Local Plan alongside others […]


November 2nd, 2017

“Are we prepared to be radical?”  This was the question raised by SDNPA Chief Executive Trevor Beattie as he summed up the UK National Parks conference on 27 October. As the 70th anniversary of the 1949 National Parks Act approaches the conference was an opportunity to debate the future of our National Parks. Frank Dean, […]

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