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An “otherworldly” misty sunrise wins South Downs National Park’s annual photo competition

January 8th, 2020

A breathtaking composition capturing a runner jogging into the mist-covered hills at sunrise is the winner of the South Downs National Park’s Annual Photo Competition. “Into The Mistic”, by Andrew Gambling, took first place in the popular photography contest, which attracted more than 170 entries capturing scenes from across the length and breadth of the […]

South Downs National Park begins new decade with major funding boost for local communities

January 8th, 2020

A new cycle path, study centre, play facilities, fitness trail and “green infrastructure” are among the community projects to benefit from a major funding boost from the South Downs National Park Authority. Twenty projects across Sussex and Hampshire are set to benefit from a share of £555,000. The funds have been raised through the Community […]

Can your community benefit from the Community Infrastructure Levy?

January 8th, 2020

The South Downs National Park Authority introduced the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) on 1st April 2017. The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a type of planning tax on new development, and the funds collected can be used to finance a wide range of infrastructure, including transport, flood defences, schools, play areas, parks, cultural and sports […]

Photo Competition 2019/20 winning & shortlisted pictures

January 2nd, 2020

Thank you to everyone who took part in the 2019/2020 South Downs Photo Competition.  In total, more than 2800 people took part in the People’s Choice vote; the winner of which will be announced later in February. Below is a collection of the winning and shortlisted images from the Photo Competition.

South Downs National Park receives major award from Royal Town Planning Institute

December 19th, 2019

The South Downs National Park Authority has won a prestigious award from the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) for the environmental excellence of its Local Plan. After picking up the South East award for Excellence in Planning for the Natural Environment, the Authority is now vying for a national award from the RTPI in the […]

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