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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 […]

What next for the A27?

On Monday 7 March this Society issued the following press release: Back On the Right Road  The announcement by Highways England that they are no longer considering building a new A27 expressway north of Chichester has been welcomed by the […]

No need for Lewes housing site?

The Society has just issued the press release below concerning pressure for new housing around Lewes: No need for Lewes housing site? Newly produced papers reveal that pressure may be off for releasing a greenfield site in Lewes for new […]

A27 Chichester Bypass: Road to Ruin?

The Society has issued the following press release in connection with proposals for a new expressway, northern bypass for Chichester: Road to Ruin? “The South Downs National Park would be severely damaged by a Chichester northern bypass” says the park’s […]

A Transport Plan for East Sussex

The Society has today submitted comments on an “Implementation Plan 2016/17 – 2020/21” for East Sussex’s Local Transport Plan. As the authority responsible for highways and transport planning across the county — including the East Sussex part of the national […]

National park society gives cautious welcome to new park plan

The text of the Society’s submitted comments on the “South Downs Local Plan: Preferred Options” is already on our website, but for information, here is the text of our press release issued today:   The South Downs Society, the Friends group for […]

Hands off Old Malling Farm!

Hands off Old Malling Farm! “80 new houses in Lewes at Southdowns Road behind Tesco and 400 more at North Street – we have no problem with either of those in principle, both on brownfield sites, provided the mix of […]

Equestrian development

Horse riding is a welcome recreational activity in the South Downs National Park, allowing many to enjoy the park’s special qualities. But one person’s enjoyment can be another’s “bad neighbour” and the Society receives many approaches from members of the […]