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Government announcement on shale gas extraction – ‘fracking’ – in national parks

January 27th, 2015

On 26 January 2015 Energy Minister Amber Rudd announced during a House of Commons Debate that the Government would remove the provision that shale gas exploration would be allowed in national parks in “exceptional circumstances”. Instead, she announced, there will be an outright ban “on fracking in national parks, sites of special scientific interest and […]

Key plan for South Downs future – first evidence published

January 21st, 2015

New evidence that will support  the Local Plan for the National Park is being published online this week with more to follow over the next few months. The Local Plan  will set out for the first time how the National Park Authority will manage development in order to meet its responsibilities to conserve the landscapes […]

Tourism providers become landscape ambassadors

January 20th, 2015

A new initiative aimed at encouraging tourism providers across the South Downs National Park and eight other protected landscapes to become ‘landscape ambassadors’ launches today. Developed as part of Our Land – a sustainable tourism initiative celebrating the UK’s Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and National Parks – this new fun training scheme is […]

England’s National Parks are open for business

January 19th, 2015

National Parks – famous for their beauty and splendour are also home to thousands of thriving businesses.  And now the National Park Authorities (NPAs) that are charged with managing the Parks, are teaming up with local businesses to ensure they flourish and grow into the future. National Parks England is today, Monday 19 January, publishing […]

Ethereal dew pond wins South Downs Photo Competition

January 13th, 2015

“For some this is as far from a typical view of the South Downs as you can get, people might be surprised that we chose it, but it’s a magical photo and the longer you look the better it gets.” Nick Heasman, Western Area Manager for the South Downs National Park Authority and competition judge […]

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