South Downs National Park Authority

A third of the Parish to the south-west is located in the South Downs National Park (SDNP). National Parks all have unique qualities and characteristics, and the government looks to the individual National Park Authorities to identify the special qualities of their area. After extensive engagement, the following seven Special Qualities were agreed by the SDNP Authority and these reflect both the technical evidence available and the thoughts and opinions of the National Park’s many stakeholders:

  • Diverse, inspirational landscapes and breath-taking views;
  • A rich variety of wildlife and habitats including rare and internationally important species;
  • Tranquil and unspoilt places;
  • An environment shaped by centuries of farming and embracing new enterprise;
  • Great opportunities for recreational activities and learning experiences;
  • Well-conserved historical features and a rich cultural heritage;
  • Distinctive towns and villages, and communities with real price in their area.

The SDNP Authority is the ‘District Council’ equivalent for the area within the Park. With the village being in the setting of the Park, Wisborough Green is considered a gateway to the SDNP and therefore, the Parish Council has regard to the SDNP commitment to tranquillity and dark skies.

More information about the role and responsibilities of the SDNP Authority here.