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NEWS FEED

Making housing affordable in the South Downs

October 28th, 2016

On 1 August 2014 Chichester District Council, acting on behalf of the South Downs National Park Authority, granted planning permission for 21 new homes to be built in the small market town of Petworth. Of these 13 would be for private sale and eight were to be affordable, rented homes. In October 2016, following an […]

Looking forward as the clocks go back

October 27th, 2016

This Sunday the clocks go back and for us darker evenings are something to look forward to. Firstly there’s more time for stargazing in the South Downs – one of the world’s newest International Dark Sky Reserves. While we’re busy planning for our big Stargazing South Downs event next February – part of the first ever […]

Gardening with bats in mind

October 24th, 2016

To celebrate International Bat Night on 24 August, we’ve put together some top tips on making your garden more bat friendly. Autumn is mating season for bats so they’re still active and flying during September through to November, feeding themselves up on night-flying insects to get ready for hibernation. Anything that you can do to […]

Free guide makes South Downs Way ‘bite-sized’

October 21st, 2016

The 100 mile South Downs Way national trail just became bite-sized with the launch of a new free guide breaking it into easily accessible day and weekend walks. With twelve different walks graded from ‘moderate’ to ‘challenging’ which all start and end at bus stops or train stations, the guide makes it easier to take […]

South Downs study shortlisted for Landscape Award

October 14th, 2016

How do you measure the value of a view? This was the challenge set for the South Downs National Park Viewshed Study, completed by Landuse Consultants in 2015, and now shortlisted for a Landscape Institute Award 2016. The ‘diverse, inspirational landscapes and breathtaking views’ of the South Downs are recognised as one of the seven […]

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