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Shaping the future of England’s strategic roads

The government’s agency for planning and maintaining the trunk road network, Highways England, has been consulting on its plans for future investment. The Campaign for National Parks (CNP), which works closely with all the national park “Friends” groups, has submitted […]

South Downs Society lobbies for better weekend rail services

Govia Thameslink Railway, which operates the Southern Rail franchise amongst others, is consulting on possible changes to its weekend timetable for 2018. The Society responded to GTR’s earlier consultation on weekday services and has now pressed for more frequent weekend […]

The Road to Rural Oblivion: A27 Arundel Bypass

Guardian columnist Patrick Barkham recently visited the Arundel area to explore the environmental issues associated with options for a new Arundel bypass. His piece, The Road to Rural Oblivion, appeared in the paper on Tuesday 14 November. Our Policy Officer […]

Arundel bypass: the South Downs National Park Authority response

The SDNPA today, 19 October, considered its response to the Highways England consultation on three options for a new bypass at Arundel. The Society’s Policy Officer took the opportunity, alongside MP Nick Herbert, Sussex Wildlife Trust and local residents and […]

A27 Arundel bypass

The Society has submitted its formal comments in response to a consultation by Highways England on options for a new bypass on the A27 at Arundel, full text below:   These are the comments of the South Downs Society, the […]

Major development between Lancing College and Shoreham airport

The Society not only responds to planning applications within the national park, we also look out for development proposals on or beyond the park boundary which might have a significant effect on the park’s special qualities. Below is our response […]

Save Binsted, Save the National Park

Highways England, responsible for building and maintaining the trunk road network, are consulting on options for a new Arundel bypass. All three of the options now being considered will impact on the national park.  Media coverage has been distorted by […]

Midhurst Rother College: the lost footpath

The Society has today issued a press release — text below — highlighting its response to a current planning application in Midhurst and the loss of a valued footpath. Last chance to restore our path National park “Friends” group, the […]