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New funding boost for South Downs bus and rail

July 15th, 2014

Hampshire County Council and six partner authorities, including the South Downs NPA, have been successful in securing just over £2million from the Department for Transport’s Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF) for projects which encourage and promote use of sustainable travel in the New Forest and South Downs National Parks. The funding, which is an extension […]

Permitted Development Rights removed for farm at Soberton

July 8th, 2014

The South Downs National Park Authority has removed planning rights for a field at Bere Farm in Soberton following concerns that the owner was preparing to subdivide the area with fences. At their meeting on 12 June 2014 the SDNPA’s Planning Committee issued the first article 4 direction since the National Park Authority took over […]

Volunteers give River Meon much-needed makeover

July 3rd, 2014

The River Meon is becoming a better home for plants, fish, birds and invertebrates thanks to a project to improve its flow through the village of East Meon. Local resident Nigel Brooks was instrumental in helping the project to get off the ground as well as physically rolling up his sleeves. Nigel said: “It’s been […]

Sparkling winemakers toast power line removal

July 1st, 2014

English sparkling wine producers in Alfriston can crack open the bubbly to celebrate the removal of power lines from the South Downs National Park. UK Power Networks, which delivers electricity supplies in the South East, has just completed a project to remove 1.4miles of power lines, poles and equipment at the Rathfinny Wine Estate. The […]

Historic South Downs cart shed conserved in pilot project

July 1st, 2014

Work has now been completed on the conservation of a 200-year-old cart shed in the heart of Up Marden, West Sussex for local people and visitors to enjoy. The project, a pilot which is hoped could be rolled out for other ‘Heritage at Risk’ across the South Downs has been carried out in partnership between […]

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