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Work begins on developing next priorities for South Downs National Park

October 19th, 2018

Conservation and heritage organisations, rural economy representatives, water companies, farming groups and volunteer networks are just some of the groups being challenged to help set out the priorities for the South Downs National Park for the next five years and the practical action they will take to help achieve them. The work is part of […]

South Downs Way sign at Eastbourne to be moved

October 17th, 2018

The South Downs National Park Authority has apologised after a new way marker at the start/ end of the popular national trail was installed 4m away from its intended location. The sign, which was unveiled during the Eastbourne & Lewes Walk Fest, will be moved to the correct location before 14 November. The cost of […]

South Downs welcomes National Park review team

July 30th, 2018

The head of the Government’s review into National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) Julian Glover visited the South Downs National Park on 26 and 27 July as part of a fact-finding tour gathering evidence for the review. Over the course of his visit Julian Glover spoke with many different people directly involved […]

Markwells Wood: New Breach of Condition Notice issued

July 17th, 2018

The South Downs National Park Authority has issued a new breach of condition notice relating to Markwells Wood to UKOG (GB) Ltd. The notice, issued on 17 July 2018, relates to planning regulations only. The breach of condition notice relates to planning permission SDNP/13/01347/CND as amended by SDNP/15/01470/CONDC which required that all operations on the […]

New grant scheme to increase affordable housing stock

July 17th, 2018

The National Park Authority is launching a new grant scheme, using money paid by developers, to deliver more affordable housing in the South Downs. Grants of between £10,000 and £30,000 are now available for affordable dwellings constructed on rural exceptions sites (sites that would not be granted planning permission for open market housing) or for […]

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