The Government are seeking public support for their proposed legislative changes, and the potential effects on different groups and interests. They are also interested to hear any wider views on other aspects of their review. The consultation closes at 11:45pm on 9 April 2022. This consultation is open to the public. They have a consultation website: https://consult.defra.gov.uk/future-landscapes-strategy/government-response-to-the-landscapes-review/ Also one can email them at:
The National Park have submitted an initial response to Defra’s somewhat delayed response to the Landscape Review. the National Park say “”Defra’s response to the Landscape Review is welcome, but nature recovery and climate change demand greater resource and ambition” The Campaign for National Parks have also welcomed the proposals but say “it must be backed by resources and delivery plan to meet the Government’s own net zero legally binding net zero and biodiversity targets”. We agree with both of these comments.
To help prepare responses we are lucky to have had some research carried out by one of our volunteers. Luca Wilde reports as follows:, – Click below to open and download the report:
Report by: Report by Luca Wilde, BA Hons (1st Class), English Literature. SDN Researcher,
 Luca is focusing on environmental conservation to prepare for further studies in Environmental and Sustainable Development
Explanatory Note: From time to time the South Downs Network (SDN) undertakes a review of key issues affecting the South Downs National Park and its environs. The objective is to assist members and the public generally in reviewing the background information in relation to current planning or environmental status. These comments are made by volunteers in a genuine effort to provide factual and/or historical information. The comments are not meant to be a formal opinion of the SDN, They are just meant to be a helpful guide to further research. The reader should always do their own research.