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Secrets of the High Woods Celebration

September 13th, 2016

A family discovery day celebrating the heritage of the South Downs will bring history to life at the South Downs Centre and Capron House gardens in Midhurst on Saturday 24 September 10am-4pm. There will be a range of activities, from Renaissance dancing and fight demonstrations, to fun children’s archaeology activities. There will also be the chance to try out archery […]

Fungi safari

September 7th, 2016

If you go down to the woods today you’re in for a fun-gi surprise… There are perks to the evenings drawing in and the inevitable autumn rain in the National Park. Before the leaves start to fall the thick woodland canopy and wet ground create the perfect conditions for fungi to thrive. Photographers James and […]

Fernhurst Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan

September 6th, 2016

The South Downs National Park Authority (SDNPA) has prepared a new Character Appraisal and Management Plan for Fernhurst Conservation Area. These documents periodically review the continued need and purpose of conservation area designation, are recommended in Government guidance and have proved useful tools for effective development management. The new appraisal proposes extensions to take in […]

Amberley Neighbourhood Plan Consultation

September 6th, 2016

Amberley Parish Council has prepared a Neighbourhood Development Plan, for the parish of Amberley with the help of the local community. The plan sets out a vision for the future of the parish and includes planning policies on landscape character and open views, dark night skies, car parking and tourism. The plan also allocates land for […]

History on the Heath

September 6th, 2016

Petersfield Heath was invaded last weekend by a host of colourful characters who brought the history of our lowland heath to life through our Secrets of the Heath event. Visitors to the two day event learnt that heathland only exists because of human activity which started back in stone age times when flint implements aided […]

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