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NEWS FEED: Planning

Government announcement on A27

December 1st, 2014

The Department for Transport have today announced plans for investment in the Strategic Road Network. This includes plans for schemes along the A27: east of Lewes, at Worthing and at Arundel. All pass within or would be close to the National Park boundary. Andrew Lee, Director of Strategy and Partnerships said: “There are strong protagonists […]

Government plans put new affordable housing at “serious risk” in National Parks

November 12th, 2014

England’s ten National Parks have expressed their concern at Government proposals that put at risk their ability to achieve more affordable housing in National Parks. In an unusual step, all ten have written to Communities Secretary of State, Eric Pickles MP asking for changes to the Government’s proposals for reforming Section 106 agreements. The Government […]

Bid to bring Stanmer Park’s 18th century landscape to a 21st century audience

November 7th, 2014

Brighton & Hove’s largest public open space, Stanmer Park in the South Downs National Park, is the focus of a heritage project to restore the Grade II listed estate and safeguard one of the country’s rarest landscapes for future generations. Brighton & Hove City Council, along  with the South Downs National Park Authority, have submitted […]

How can planning make green spaces count?

October 10th, 2014

A report published today by the South Downs National Park Authority shows that people’s access to green spaces – so important for their health and wellbeing – varies considerably across Hampshire, West Sussex and East Sussex. The report coincides with recent calls from Natural England for the value of green places to be given greater […]

SDNPA Planning Committee decide oil/gas application for Nine Acre Copse, Fernhurst

September 11th, 2014

The SDNPA Planning Committee today refused planning permission for Celtique Energie Weald Limited’s application for Nine Acre Copse, Fernhurst. The application was for the installation of a well and associated infrastructure, including access road and soil bunds, for the drilling of a vertical borehole for the exploration, testing and appraisal of hydrocarbons for a temporary […]

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