Communicating the South Downs

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South Downs gets star billing in new TV programme

February 14th, 2017

Britain’s newest National Park, the South Downs, takes centre stage in a new documentary presented by author and local parish priest Peter Owen-Jones. The programme will premiere on Tuesday 21 February at 21:00 on BBC 4 and has been a labour of love for its director Nick Stringer from international production company BigWave, based in […]

Stanmer Lottery Bid – Yes!

January 9th, 2017

City celebrates as Parks for People Programme says ‘Yes’ to Stanmer Park! Celebrations begin in Brighton & Hove today after news broke that the city council’s bid for £3.8 million Lottery funding to restore Stanmer Park has been successful. Brighton & Hove City Council has received a co nfirmed grant* of £3.8 million from the […]

South Downs Food Tourism Project wins Government Grant

December 6th, 2016

Sussex-based Natural Partnerships has been awarded a grant from the new Government ‘Championing British Food Tourism’ scheme, to help support ‘foodie’ tourism to the South Downs region, it was announced by Defra this week. Environment Secretary Andrea Leadsom said: “Food is at the heart of our culture and we want it to be at the […]

Statement on sales of countryside sites

December 6th, 2016

Trevor Beattie, Chief Executive for the South Downs National Park Authority, said: “Local Authorities can dispose of their assets as they see fit and we understand the financial pressures many now face. But these countryside sites were secured for the people in the 1930s by farsighted councils and campaigners who wanted to protect our landscapes […]

South Downs study wins landscape award

November 25th, 2016

How do you measure the value of a view? This was the challenge set for the South Downs National Park Viewshed Study, completed by Landuse Consultants in partnership with the National Park Authority in 2015. Their success in tackling this task has now been recognised with a Landscape Institute Award 2016. The ‘diverse, inspirational landscapes […]

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