Posts Tagged "national park authority"

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Save Our Green Fields

The Society and Friends of Lewes have jointly issued the following press release under the above title on 12 August 2015: Two local environmental campaigning groups, Friends of Lewes and the South Downs Society, are joining forces to fight a […]

United we stand!

In our efforts to protect the South Downs landscape for this and future generations we never lose sight of being one of a network of national park societies across the country, each fighting the good fight– ever conscious that a threat […]

The National Park Five Years On

It is just five years since the South Downs National Park came into being and, to mark this anniversary, the first (and hitherto the only) chair of the National Park Authority, Margret Paren, has set out on the park’s online […]

Monitoring the National Park Planning Committee

At the end of 2013 the Society reviewed the decisions reached by the National Park Authority’s Planning Committee at its more or less monthly meetings through the year. We posted our report on the Society website and shared it with […]

National Park Society Welcomes Fracking Ban

During debate in parliament on the Infrastructure Bill, the Energy Minister has made it clear this week that the process of hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) to extract shale oil and gas has the government’s support but, in response to growing concerns, […]

An improved A27? Grounds for concern and caution.

National park “Friends” group, the South Downs Society, today expressed a mix of concern and caution over government’s controversial plans to invest in major expenditure on the A27 trunk road in Sussex. Said Society chairman, Robert Cheesman, “Our focus is […]

Fernhurst to stay Frack Free

At its meeting on 11 September the National Park’s Planning Committee rejected a planning application from Celtique Energie for exploratory drilling for “hydrocarbons” (or, oil and gas) at a site in the park near Fernhurst, West Sussex.  This application had […]

National park friends group calls for action on eyesore

The West Sussex Gazette has just published the following from the Society on its letters page   It’s hard to miss and even harder to resolve, but can we talk turkey about the old Shoreham cement works? As the national […]