Tuesday, March 31, 2009

We Are In

The South Downs, which covers parts of Sussex and Hampshire, was among 12 areas identified for national parks in the 1940s.
Environment Minister Hilary Benn has said the area will become England's ninth national park.
We are in the New National Park, now
what does that mean I wonder.Its funny I moved here for the Schools and to cash in on a silly price for my London place . This has all been a bonus but it is a magical place


asquith said...

I'm glad for you. I was part of a letter-writing campaign by the Campaign to Protect Rural England trying to get exactly this outcome.

It was probably when they opened my missive that they realised the game was up & they'd better give in, what with such blogging heavyweights & general big deals getting involved.

Never actually been there myself though.

Raedwald said...

Always used to be one of my favourite rail trips when I kept the boat at Newhaven; there's something about those rolling chalk downs that have sustained our nation and people for a thousand years that never fails to cheer.

Newmania said...

Wrere you really Asquith well how interesting I `m impressed

Thanks R , I love it

it's either banned or compulsory said...

It's not all good news living in a national park; they have quite frighting powers to stop you doing stuff with your own property as they seek to preserve the place in aspic.

Anonymous said...

You'll regret it, mate.

Soon you will need planning permission to empty your waste-paper basket.

National Parks = Listed Buildings = lots more lovely power for jobsworths.

asquith said...

It isn't a perfect situation by any means, & I largely agree about micromanagement of life in the park, but given that there's so much pressure on land (especially now with immigration) it's still a better situation than not having one.

I've met a lot of Peak District & Snowdonia residents. They do complain about park regulations. But none of them have ever wanted to do away with the whole thing, just for it to be a bit more human & sensible.

Besides which, a lot of the conservation work is done by volunteers & general ordinary citizens, not by arms of the state.

See your point but I don't share your views.

Auntie Flo' said...

Anon's right, I live in a conservation area aka bureacrat's heaven. And you know what? They target you for growth all the more for the 'privilege' of the bureacracy.

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