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NEWS FEED: Sustainable economy

Submit Student Conference papers – deadline extended

May 7th, 2015

Thinking of submitting an entry to the South Downs Student Conference 2015? There’s still time. We’ve had a number of students contact us keen to take part but who need a little more time. So we’ve decided to extend the application date to Friday 5 June 2015. Any current student from Foundation level through to […]

New support for South Downs dairy farmers

May 7th, 2015

In February 2015 the South Downs National Park was named as one of eleven new Food Enterprise Zones (FEZ) created to make it easier for food and farming businesses to expand and diversify. The South Downs FEZ covers the area of the National Park that falls within the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership (parts […]

Key plan for South Downs future – more proposals under consideration

April 15th, 2015

On 15 April 2015 members of the SDNPA Planning Committee will consider the latest proposals for the creation of the Local Plan for the South Downs National Park. This includes how we foster the local economy, protect our tranquil areas and dark night skies, encourage better design and deliver much needed homes in the National […]

High-tech treasure hunt is England’s first Geocaching GeoTour

March 30th, 2015

England’s first GeoTour, a high-tech treasure hunt through interesting places, launched in the South Downs National Park on 31 March 2015. Designed to reveal its hidden gems, people can have an adventure by following the tour over hills, across commons and through woodland, collecting passport stamps and points along the way. Geocaching is a game […]

South Downs welcomes £4.8m LEADER funding for rural economy

March 19th, 2015

Three local programmes have received funding of almost £5 million to support their work to boost economic growth, create new jobs and improve the quality of life in rural communities in and around the South Downs National Park. The LEADER programme, announced by the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs, will provide grants to […]

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