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NEWS FEED: Sustainable economy

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 […]

Your summer of South Downs cycling starts here

June 8th, 2018

From new or nervous riders to mountain bikers, the South Downs has something to offer most cyclists. Alister Linton-Crook, South Downs Cycling Officer, shares some ideas. Where to get started If you’re new to cycling or haven’t ridden for a while you’ll be looking for a wide, flat surface well away from traffic where you […]

South Downs businesses will benefit from access to international travel markets

April 11th, 2018

Accommodation providers; tour operators; people who provide experiences around food and drink, history, culture or being immersed in the landscapes; and vintage or other transport providers in the South Downs are among the local businesses that could benefit from a new international tourism programme based around nine English National Parks. Any business owners or managers […]

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