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NEWS FEED: Press Notice

Brighton cyclists first to benefit from South Downs cycle fund

October 24th, 2014

One of the first off-road cycle routes in the country to benefit from a new cycling fund was officially opened in the South Downs National Park today. Stretching 2.5km along Ditchling Road from the centre of Brighton and out into the South Downs National Park the new path has been designed to be shared by […]

School’s South Downs mural goes on display at train station

October 21st, 2014

A mural painted by students from Chatsmore Catholic High School in Worthing to inspire people to visit the South Downs National Park by train was unveiled at West Worthing Station on Tuesday 21 October. The mural is the culmination of a project which began in October 2013 with a field trip where students aged 12-16 […]

The National Park Authority’s achievements for 2013-14

October 17th, 2014

Reintroduced water voles, better woodland management, preparations for a National Park Local Plan, and promoting sustainable travel are just some examples of successful partnership projects highlighted in the South Downs National Park Authority’s (SDNPA) annual review for 2013-14. Margaret Paren, Chair of the SDNPA, said: “We’re proud to work in partnership with a wide range […]

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 […]

Community celebrates new South Downs Centre

July 29th, 2014

More than 500 people visited the new South Downs Centre in Midhurst on Sunday 27 July for a special community open day to celebrate the new facility and mark the start of National Parks Week. Many were former students and staff who had studied or taught in the building when it was a school. Around […]

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