South Downs National Park aims for economic growth

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SOUTH Downs National Park is to forge closer links to businesses to help both thrive.

From today all National Park Authorities are teaming up with Local Enterprise Partnerships to unlock the potential to deliver sustainable economic growth.

The move is supported by Lord Heseltine and minister Lord de Mauley. The aim is to create more high quality jobs in some of the most remote rural areas and make national parks better places to do business in through improved infrastructure like broadband and skills 

Lord de Mauley said: ‘As well as offering stunning scenery, our National Parks support a wide range of businesses, contribute to the rural economy and are a home to thriving communities.

‘This new initiative will help encourage further economic growth while ensuring our valued countryside remains protected.’