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“Fight for it or lose it!”

The Society, in collaboration with local residents and other organisations, continues to campaign against the plans of local councils to dispose of their landholdings in the national park. Here is a press release that we issued jointly with CPRE at […]

Stanmer Park

On 8 December the Planning Committee for the national park approved a scheme submitted by the owners of Stanmer, Brighton and Hove City Council, for restoring elements of the park landscape and rearranging the car parking. The Society had welcomed […]

A27 East of Lewes

Highways England, responsible for improving and maintaining the trunk road network, have been consulting on a range of possible schemes aimed at speeding up journey times and reducing accidents on the A27 between Lewes and Polegate. Here is a link […]

A better rail service for Cooksbridge?

Govia Thameslink Railway, which includes Southern Rail, is currently carrying out a public consultation on possible timetable revisions (this is for beyond the current strikes!)   The Society has responded to the consultation as follows:   During the previous round […]

The Shale Wealth Fund: compensating local communities

Government is consulting on the creation of a fund to ensure that local communities where shale gas is being extracted (“fracking”) benefit from that activity. The Society has responded to the consultation as follows:   These are the comments of […]

A27 Chichester Bypass

Highways England is undertaking a public consultation on options for improving the A27 Chichester Bypass. The Society has submitted the following comments: These are the views of the South Downs Society in response to the current open consultation on the […]

Major new housing development on the edge of Chichester

The Society has written today, 6 July, to local press in the Chichester area expressing our concerns over a planning application for 750 dwellings on the west side of the city. The text of the letter is as follows:   […]

Strategic Plan 2016/19

The Society’s strategic plan (which sets out our key aims and objectives for the next few years) has been updated to ensure that we remain a vibrant and relevant organisation, “fit for purpose” in our passion to conserve, enhance and enjoy […]

Lewes farmland in the national park lost to housing

The Society has issued the following press release on 30 March:   Lewes farmland in the national park to be lost for housing  Despite the best efforts of local environmental groups and concerned residents, a government appointed planning inspector has […]

Eastbourne Downland sell-off

The Society has issued the following press release about Eastbourne Borough Council’s plans to sell off most of its landholding in the South Downs National Park:   Tarnishing the Family Silver News that Eastbourne Borough Council plans to sell off […]