South Downs national park

PUBLISHED: 17:45 31 March 2009 | UPDATED: 15:54 20 February 2013

Fence, South Downs by Manus Senathan

Fence, South Downs by Manus Senathan

Following some 60 years of recommendations and 20 years of campaigning the South Downs have officially been made a National Park...
March 31, 2009

The Government has formally announced the formation of a South Downs National Park. After many years of campaigning and discussion and sixty years since the area was first identified the South Downs will be officially join England's 10 exisiting National Parks.

What does this mean?

Areas included in the National Park include The Western Weald, Lewes and Ditchling and more areas are yet to be defined, this means they will be protected forever under the highest level of protection and will benefit from greater government funding.

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