MP salutes National Park

Brighton Pavilion Labour/Co-op MP David Lepper has welcomed the announcement by Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Hilary Benn, that the South Downs has...

Said Mr Lepper: “The decision came on the 60th anniversary of the day the first post-war Labour Government began the process of setting up National Parks in England and Wales. The South Downs were considered then, but for various reasons not included.


“Recently I joined Bill Bryson and other campaigners outside the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs headquarters in London to hand in a giant postcard calling for an early decision. It is a tribute to the dedication of people across the area that at long last the unique chalk grasslands of the South Downs will join the National Park family.”

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