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Woodland memories wanted for major history project

August 14th, 2015

Family stories and memories of South Downs woods are wanted for a major project to uncover the secret history that lies beneath the National Park’s ancient woodlands. Secrets of the High Woods is a community archaeology project, led by the South Downs National Park Authority and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, to map the […]

Planning Minister visits South Downs National Park

August 10th, 2015

The importance of high-quality design and working with local communities were under discussion when Minister of State for Housing and Planning, Brandon Lewis MP, visited the King Edward VII development in the South Downs National Park on 6 August 2015. 112,000 people live in the South Downs, many work there and millions visit every year. […]

World Ranger Day 2015

July 31st, 2015

31 July is World Ranger Day and the summer months are a good time to spot two of our favourite native species: the South Downs National Park rangers (Ranger rangerii), and South Downs volunteer rangers (Ranger volunteerus). Over the autumn and winter months these two semi-wild species spend much of their time out in the […]

Petersfield Neighbourhood Plan Examination Report

July 28th, 2015

The SDNPA appointed Mr Christopher Lockhart-Mummery QC as the Independent Examiner of the Petersfield Neighbourhood Plan (PNP). The Examiner assessed whether the PNP meets certain legal requirements, known as the ‘basic conditions’ and considered representations made on the PNP. A hearing was held on the 4 June and accompanied site visits took place on the 5 June. […]

National Park Authority achievements 2014-15

July 27th, 2015

Supporting more children to benefit from outdoor learning, meeting targets to improve rare chalk grassland, recruiting and training an army of volunteer archaeologists, and making progress on the National Park Local Plan. These are just some examples of successful partnership projects highlighted in the South Downs National Park Authority’s (SDNPA) annual review for 2014-15. “In […]

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