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Polo patron wins fight for equestrian centre at Midhurst

Polo patron Nick Clarke and his daughter Hannah Hurvenes-Clarke, an international dressage competitor have won their long running battle with the South Downs National Park for an equestrian centre at Brackenwood on Telegraph Hill at Midhurst.

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Horse riders protest at plans for Markwells Wood PICTURE BY CHRISTOPHER ISON

Tighter ‘fracking’ controls by South Downs National Park are welcomed

News that the South Downs National Park Authority is set to tighten up its ‘fracking’ policies in its joint minerals plan, have been welcomed by the Friends of the Earth.

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No 'major issues' are expected, the flood information service has confirmed

COUNTY NEWS: Phew! Chance of a flood is ‘very low’

The chance of Sussex being flooded over the next five days is ‘very low’, according to the flood information service.

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The lane is reported to be closed due to flooding.

TRAVEL NEWS: Flooding causes lane to close on M23 near Gatwick

A lane is reported to be closed on the M23 near Gatwick due to flooding.

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More information can be found on the council's website. Picture: Derek Martin

Tighter policies to cover ‘acid fracking’ in the South Downs National Park

Tighter policies to cover a new method of fracking have been called for by members of the South Downs National Park Authority in their emerging joint minerals local plan.

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Unauthorised use of Crouchland Farm was ‘extensive and prolonged’

Farm Fuel Ltd has had its licence to operate vehicles suspended for 14 days after traffic commissioner Nicholas Denton found it had been using Crouchland Farm at Plaistow as an ‘unauthorised operating centre’.

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International adventurer gets a taste of the South Downs National Park

International adventurer Ben Fogle has spent the day closer to home today (Tuesday, November 8) for World Responsible Tourism Day.

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RUNWAY DECISION: environmental groups’ dismay

Environment groups have voiced their reaction to news about airport expansion in the south-east.

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Concern is voiced on ‘superhighway’ over South Downs National Park

Concern is voiced on ‘superhighway’ over South Downs National Park

Concerns have been voiced about the effects on the South Downs National Park of a proposed ‘superhighway’ style concentrated flightpath for planes going to TAG Farnborough Airport.

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Campaigners get ready for debate over South Pond

Protesters calling for a public debate on the controversial restoration work carried out at Midhurst’s South Pond are holding a campaign meeting next Thursday, (October 27) to plan their next moves.

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West Sussex MPs Nick Herbert, Sir Nicholas Soames, Tim Loughton, Jeremy Quin, Sir Peter Bottomley and  Henry Smith with Schools Minister Nick Gibb

MPs appeal to schools minister for fairer funding

West Sussex MPs have met with the Minister for Schools to ask for extra money for the county’s cash-strapped schools.

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Help Petworth Community Garden grow a tenner

Petworth Community Garden is urging people to donate £10 to the garden through the LocalGiving Grow Your Tenner campaign which will match all donations for the next two weeks.

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Water improvement project wins national park award

A project designed to safeguard the future of the South Downs National Park has won the Campaign for National Parks’ 2016 Protector Award.

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‘We have no intention of fracking’ at Broadford Bridge says UKOG

The drilling company behind the Broadford Bridge site has ruled out the possibility of fracking at Billingshurst.

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Inspector overturns national park ‘no’ to fire home plan

Inspector overturns national park ‘no’ to fire home plan

A Government planning inspector has overturned a South Downs National Park Authority decision and given the go ahead for a fire damaged cottage at Danley Hill in Lynchmere to be demolished and rebuilt.

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New ‘fracking’ concerns for campaigners at Broadford Bridge

Anti fracking campaigners are keeping a close eye on the Broadford Bridge drilling site at Billingshurst following the government’s landmark ruling for the oil and gas industry that horizontal fracking can go ahead on a Cuadrilla site in Lancashire.

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Protests grow over ‘mega dairy farm’ at Crouchlands

Protests grow over ‘mega dairy farm’ at Crouchlands

Crouchland Farm at Plaistow has defended controversial plans for a ‘mega’ dairy unit.

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Residents voice concerns over Markwell’s Wood drilling plans

Residents voice concerns over Markwell’s Wood drilling plans

The expected planning application for oil drilling at Markwell’s Wood, Forestside, near Rowlands Castle, has been validated by the South Downs National Park Authority and can be seen on the park’s website.

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Dairy farm ordered to pay £8,000 for polluting Sussex river

A controversial energy farm has been prosecuted for spilling effluent into the River Kirk.

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Tempers flare in Midhurst as angry crowd demands voice over ‘dreadful’ South Pond

A meeting to discuss the controversial restoration of Midhurst’s South Pond had to be abandoned when anger boiled over at the Grange Leisure Centre last night (Wednesday, September 28).

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