News Updates

  • The Great South Downs Sit Down
    Many walkers tell Friends of the South Downs that there is very little provision to sit down and rest along the South Downs Way, which runs from Winchester to Eastbourne. […]
  • Cycling in the Downs
    Have you ever thought of doing sections of the South Downs Way on your bicycle? For anyone not so keen on the uphill sections there are electric bikes available for […]
  • Proposed new building regulations not ambitious enough in reducing CO2 emissions!
    Towards the end of 2019 the Government consulted on Changes to Part L and Part F of the Building Regulations. This consultation set out the Government plans for the Future […]
  • De-Carbonising Transport
    On 26th March 2020 the Department for Transport (DfT) published its Decarbonising Transport Report, outlining priorities that it hopes will put the UK on a path towards a net-zero transport system […]
  • ‘Missing Link’ Project reaches its first milestone!
    Earlier on in March this year the missing link’ team made up of members of the Friends of the South Downs and SCATE (South Coast Alliance for Transport and the […]
  • What have Building Regulations got to do with climate change?
    The average household in the UK emits 2.7 tonnes of CO2 every year from heating their home. The Government’s Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has identified the need to reduce […]
  • Taller Mobile Phone Masts?
    Is the relaxation of Permitted Development Rights (PDRs) the right way forward to support the deployment of 5G and extend mobile networks? Report by Friends of the South Downs Policy […]
  • Missing Link project gains momentum!
    Last Saturday, 24 January, saw a good turnout and a lively discussion lasting the whole morning for the Missing Link workshop staged by the Friends of the South Downs and […]
  • The Agricultural Bill – major changes for farming and the environment!
    Major changes will take 7 years to implement! Report by Friends of the South Downs Policy Officer Victor Ient   The UK’s new Agriculture Bill has been called “one of […]