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Thursday, 07 February 2019 09:08

South Downs National Park update

Written by CPRE Sussex

SDNP Local Plan; Examination was in December. The list of Main Modifications is now published for consultation, including some from the Inspector post-examination.

There are a number of modifications relating to biodiversity issues and lots of detailed modifications on specific sites (mostly removing them because they had already got permission or been built). Members in other Districts may want to check the modifications for the sites in their areas

CPRE Sussex submitted a response to the West Sussex County Council and South Downs National Park Joint Minerals Local Plan proposed modifications consultation. We were only able to comment on the modifications.


CPRE Sussex has submitted comments as part of the South Downs Local Plan Pre-submission Consultation.

Letter sent to Councillor Tutt, Leader, Easbtbourne Council by the South Downs Network, 14 March 2017.

We are delighted that Eastbourne Council is listening to its local residents and halting the sale of iconic downland. At CPRE Sussex we believe that public ownership of this land ensures public accountability and a co-ordinated approach to land management and access.

Hundreds of people turned out to protest against the proposed sale of the freehold of the Downland farms in Eastbourne on 25 February.

Friday, 03 February 2017 08:55

Write now: Selling Eastbourne Downs

Written by CPRE Sussex

Below is a letter to Councillor Tutt, Leader, Eastbourne Council from the South Downs Network, an independent, voluntary network of conservation, environmental and community organisations with an interest in the South Downs.

We urge CPRE Sussex's membership to write to Councillor Tutt to articulate their concerns about its plan to sell off the majority of its landholding in the South Downs.

Friday, 06 January 2017 14:08

ACT NOW: Eastbourne's Downland farms

Written by CPRE Sussex

Despite the outcry that Eastbourne Borough Council has faced since it announced its plan to sell off the majority of its landholding in the South Downs, this scheme is still being pursued. 

Tuesday, 25 October 2016 09:34

Letter: Sale of lands must incorporate convenants

Written by CPRE Sussex

Letter: South Downs Society to Councillor Tutt, Eastbourne Borough Council

Ruth Bradshaw, Policy and Research Manager, Campaign for National Parks below provides an informative overview of relevant policies in each of these, highlighting any mentions of National Parks, biodiversity and related issues.

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