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NEWS FEED: Sustainable economy

Promoting better tourism

September 4th, 2018

The answer to the pressures of tourism is not regulation or artificial limitations but improved information and better promotion argues Trevor Beattie, South Downs National Park Authority Chief Executive. ‘The recent heatwave has generated much news coverage about the need to restrict tourists in the most popular destinations. Indeed we all experience the hypocrisy of […]

Most asked: Jo Williams, Sustainable Tourism Lead

August 30th, 2018

Answers to questions about a particular area of work in the National Park – some sent in to our newsletter and others that we get asked all the time. Answering this month is: Jo Williams, Sustainable Tourism Lead for the South Downs National Park What does a Sustainable Tourism Lead actually do? My job is […]

Grant scheme to increase affordable housing stock

August 7th, 2018

Does your parish need affordable housing? Here are the steps you need to take to make it happen. If you live in the South Downs you are probably already aware that the National Park has some of the highest house prices in the country. Homes are in high demand with towns and villages regularly appearing […]

More South Downs businesses welcome cyclists and walkers

August 7th, 2018

More than 85 businesses are actively welcoming cyclists and walkers to the National Park now that the South Downs’ Cyclists and Walkers Welcome scheme has been extended into West Sussex following successful pilots in Lewes and Petersfield launched in 2017. The estimated spend of walkers in the English countryside is £6.14 billion every year, which […]

Research on crops to protect South Downs water

August 6th, 2018

Research funded through the Brighton ChaMP partnership shows that farmers who plant different crops can help reduce nitrogen pollution in South Downs National Park water. The South Downs’ rivers and aquifers are an integral part of the South Downs landscapes, relied on by 1.2 million people as well as the wildlife that lives here. But […]

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