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What is the future of our National Parks and AONBs?

13th October 2019

CPRE Sussex has provided a detailed response to the Glover Committee call for evidence.

The Glover Committee has been asked by the Government to make recommendations as to what changes, if any, are needed to enable England’s national parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) to remain fit for purpose into the future. Sussex is home to parts of the South Downs National Park and the High Weald and Chichester Harbour AONBs, so we have a vital stake in their future.

The CPRE Sussex response concentrates mainly on AONBs – the poor relation of National Parks – with a range of suggestions to Glover, based on our local experience, that would boost their ability to deliver better their protective purpose and other functions. We also make reference to the inappropriate preferred-option attempt by Highways England to force the A27 Arundel by-pass through the South Downs National Park.

We also contributed suggestions to CPRE’s more wide-ranging national reply to Glover’s call for evidence.


Many of CPRE’s recommendations  were adopted by the Glover Committee – see:

You can find out about CPRE Sussex’s activity in the High Weald and Chichester AONBs in the Chichester, Mid-Sussex, Rother & Hastings and Wealden district reports in CPRE Sussex News from your district.