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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 […]

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 […]