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NEWS FEED

Government announcement on A27

December 1st, 2014

The Department for Transport have today announced plans for investment in the Strategic Road Network. This includes plans for schemes along the A27: east of Lewes, at Worthing and at Arundel. All pass within or would be close to the National Park boundary. Andrew Lee, Director of Strategy and Partnerships said: “There are strong protagonists […]

Take the South Downs Dark Skies pledge

November 18th, 2014

Light pollution is a big issue. It not only wastes energy, costs money and impacts on wildlife, it can even affect our health – for example by disrupting sleep. It also stops people from enjoying the night skies. The South Downs National Park Authority is calling for people to show their support for tackling this […]

Government plans put new affordable housing at “serious risk” in National Parks

November 12th, 2014

England’s ten National Parks have expressed their concern at Government proposals that put at risk their ability to achieve more affordable housing in National Parks. In an unusual step, all ten have written to Communities Secretary of State, Eric Pickles MP asking for changes to the Government’s proposals for reforming Section 106 agreements. The Government […]

Bid to bring Stanmer Park’s 18th century landscape to a 21st century audience

November 7th, 2014

Brighton & Hove’s largest public open space, Stanmer Park in the South Downs National Park, is the focus of a heritage project to restore the Grade II listed estate and safeguard one of the country’s rarest landscapes for future generations. Brighton & Hove City Council, along  with the South Downs National Park Authority, have submitted […]

Dukes return to Steyning

October 30th, 2014

One of Britain’s rarest butterflies has been handed a lifeline in Steyning, thanks to a conservation project between a the Steyning Downland Scheme (SDS), South Downs National Park Authority and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. The Duke of Burgundy butterfly is one of the most rapidly declining and threatened species of butterfly in the UK. […]

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