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On the fourth day of Christmas…

December 16th, 2015

On the fourth day of Christmas the South Downs brought us… No ordinary calling birds, instead we have the beautiful barn owl. Barn owls can be found across the South Downs National Park but you’ll need to stay sharp-eyed to catch a glimpse of their ghostly flight. While hawks use their high speed to surprise […]

On the second day of Christmas…

December 14th, 2015

On the second day of Christmas, the South Downs National Park is sharing with us the story of the turtle dove. Delicate and dainty, the turtle dove is increasingly rare due to a lack of seeds and grains in the breeding season, making them less likely to try to build nests and raise young. Its […]

New guide to planning enforcement in the South Downs

November 18th, 2015

As the planning authority for the National Park we expect land owners and developers to comply with planning laws and not carry out development without the necessary planning permission. We are committed to ensuring that planning, and other environmental controls are enforced and where consent is granted, approved plans and conditions are followed. Our new […]

Discover jewels of South Downs on new buses this summer

July 10th, 2015

Some of the South Downs’ finest cultural and historic gems are being opened up to more visitors with two new weekend bus routes in the National Park this summer. The village where Jane Austen spent the last eight years of her life (Chawton); the home of the world’s first ecologist (Selborne); and the natural amphitheatre […]

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 […]

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