The South Downs area has been given National Park status. Read more here. Also see this article in the Guardian.
I have put a quick poll on the right hand side to see what you think about this. A few questions to think about to inform your response/vote:
Does the South Downs have the right sort of landscape to be a National Park?
Does it need protecting?
How will local people (You!) be affected?
Designated National Park Area
Click on the picture below to see some images of the South Downs landscape.
There are some more photos i have taken here of our landscape.