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NEWS FEED: Planning

World Environment Day – 5 June

June 5th, 2015

Seven billion dreams. One planet. Consume with care That’s the message behind World Environment Day 2015 – that the well-being of humanity, the environment, and the functioning of the economy, ultimately depend upon the responsible management of the planet’s natural resources. But what does this actually mean in practice? As the most populated National Park […]

New support for South Downs dairy farmers

May 7th, 2015

In February 2015 the South Downs National Park was named as one of eleven new Food Enterprise Zones (FEZ) created to make it easier for food and farming businesses to expand and diversify. The South Downs FEZ covers the area of the National Park that falls within the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership (parts […]

Petersfield Neighbourhood Development Plan – Examination

May 5th, 2015

Public Hearing commencing 10:00 4 June 2015 Festival Hall, Petersfield, Hampshire GU31 4EA The Petersfield Neighbourhood Plan was submitted to the South Downs National Park Authority for examination (regulation 16) on 18 January 2015. A period of public consultation was held from 2 February 2015 – 16 March 2015 inviting representations on whether the Petersfield […]

Key plan for South Downs future – more proposals under consideration

April 15th, 2015

On 15 April 2015 members of the SDNPA Planning Committee will consider the latest proposals for the creation of the Local Plan for the South Downs National Park. This includes how we foster the local economy, protect our tranquil areas and dark night skies, encourage better design and deliver much needed homes in the National […]

South Downs NPA position on the A27

December 1st, 2014

As part of a national study on trunk road routes, the Department for Transport and the Highways Agency commissioned consultants to evaluate a number of options for widening three sections of the A27, all within or very close to the South Downs National Park boundary. These are: from Beddingham (east of Lewes) to Polegate; through […]

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