Posts Tagged "national park authority"

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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 […]

“A place to fly in peace”?

Concerned walkers have approached the Society on finding that their quiet walks through the Balsdean valley near Woodingdean have been disturbed by drones flying. The Society took up their complaints with the national park authority which has taken enforcement action. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]