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NEWS FEED: National Park Authority

How to make a meadow

July 5th, 2018

Four years ago, South Downs Way ranger Ben Bessant and National Park ranger Jan Knowlson set themselves the challenge of turning a large patch of nettles into a wildflower meadow. For National Meadows Day, on 7 July, Jan tells us about their work. Words by Jan Knowlson We have lost 97 per cent of our […]

What we achieved in 2017-18

July 5th, 2018

Submitting the first South Downs Local Plan and launching a new charitable trust for the National Park are just two achievements highlighted in the National Park Authority’s Annual Review 2017–18. Over the course of the year 147 chalk grassland, woodland, heathland and river sites were maintained and enhanced; 5,221 volunteer days were given; and 89 […]

Is nature under threat in National Parks?

June 29th, 2018

On 27 June the Campaign for National Parks published a new report calling for National Parks in England and Wales to ‘pull their socks up’ in order to halt and reverse the loss of wildlife. Andrew Lee, Director of Countryside & Policy for the South Downs National Park Authority considers their case. ‘The Campaign for […]

Apprentices wanted for South Downs National Park

June 18th, 2018

A new apprenticeship programme for young people interested in conservation and the environment will launch in the South Downs National Park this September. The programme, run by the National Park Authority and supported by the Foyle Foundation, includes seven new roles including four apprentice rangers, two business administration apprentices and a digital marketing apprentice. Trevor […]

Final consultation on Lewes Neighbourhood Plan

June 11th, 2018

The submitted Lewes Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) is open for consultation from Monday 11 June to Monday 23 July 2018. The plan has been submitted by Lewes Town Council to the South Downs National Park Authority for independent examination. All representations made as part of the consultation will be sent to the examiner for consideration […]

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