Category "Planning"

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Society’s support for the Lewes neighbourhood plan

After submitting our comments on the draft neighbourhood plan for the town of Lewes, we have written to local press as follows:   The South Downs Society warmly welcomes the Lewes neighbourhood plan recently out for consultation. The town council […]

The Society’s response to the Lewes neighbourhood plan

The Society has submitted comments on the draft neighbourhood plan for the town of Lewes as follows: Lewes Neighbourhood Plan These are the comments of the South Downs Society, the national park society for the South Downs National Park. 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

National Park Friends Group Defends the Borders

The Society has submitted a strong objection to a planning application for 140 dwellings just within the national park boundary on the western edge of Liphook in East Hants. We have issued a press release on this, full text below. […]