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Wanted: Next generation of South Downs researchers

February 5th, 2015

Students researching any subject relating to the South Downs are being given the chance to share their work at the National Park’s second annual student conference. Tanya Rowan, who leads on research for the South Downs National Park Authority, said: “Any current student from Foundation level through to Masters or PhD can submit a presentation […]

More good news for South Downs and Brighton cyclists

February 5th, 2015

£450,000 additional funding is being invested in improving a popular cycling route from Brighton into the South Downs National Park, the Department for Transport has announced today, 5 February 2015. The money comes from the national Cycling Ambition Fund and will extend the scope of ‘Transforming Cycling in the South Downs National Park’ an existing […]

Planning inspector dismisses appeal for Causeway Farm

February 3rd, 2015

The SDNPA Planning Committee’s decision to refuse permission for erection of up to 230 dwellings at Causeway Farm, Petersfield has been upheld by the Planning Inspector. Rob Ainslie, Development Manager for the South Downs National Park Authority, said: “Its great news that the Inspector has agreed with our decision to refuse this application at Causeway […]

Work continues on Meon Valley Trail

February 3rd, 2015

New work started on the Meon Valley Trail on in February 2015 as part of ongoing plans to improve it for walkers, cyclists and equestrians. The trail, which runs along  bridleways from Wickham to West Meon, takes in the secret place where Winston Churchill, Dwight Eisenhower and Charles de Gaulle met on a train to finalise […]

Government announcement on shale gas extraction – ‘fracking’ – in national parks

January 27th, 2015

On 26 January 2015 Energy Minister Amber Rudd announced during a House of Commons Debate that the Government would remove the provision that shale gas exploration would be allowed in national parks in “exceptional circumstances”. Instead, she announced, there will be an outright ban “on fracking in national parks, sites of special scientific interest and […]

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