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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. […]

Brighton cyclists first to benefit from South Downs cycle fund

October 24th, 2014

One of the first off-road cycle routes in the country to benefit from a new cycling fund was officially opened in the South Downs National Park today. Stretching 2.5km along Ditchling Road from the centre of Brighton and out into the South Downs National Park the new path has been designed to be shared by […]

School’s South Downs mural goes on display at train station

October 21st, 2014

A mural painted by students from Chatsmore Catholic High School in Worthing to inspire people to visit the South Downs National Park by train was unveiled at West Worthing Station on Tuesday 21 October. The mural is the culmination of a project which began in October 2013 with a field trip where students aged 12-16 […]

The National Park Authority’s achievements for 2013-14

October 17th, 2014

Reintroduced water voles, better woodland management, preparations for a National Park Local Plan, and promoting sustainable travel are just some examples of successful partnership projects highlighted in the South Downs National Park Authority’s (SDNPA) annual review for 2013-14. Margaret Paren, Chair of the SDNPA, said: “We’re proud to work in partnership with a wide range […]

How can planning make green spaces count?

October 10th, 2014

A report published today by the South Downs National Park Authority shows that people’s access to green spaces – so important for their health and wellbeing – varies considerably across Hampshire, West Sussex and East Sussex. The report coincides with recent calls from Natural England for the value of green places to be given greater […]

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