As a National Park Authority, the South Downs National Park Authority has statutory purposes and a socio-economic duty:
· To conserve and enhance the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage of the area.
· To promote opportunities for the understanding and enjoyment of the special qualities of the Park by the public.
· Working in partnership with other Local Authorities and other organisations, it is also the duty of the Authority to seek to foster the economic and social well-being of the local communities within the National Park.
Robin Parr (Head of Governance) Richard Sandiford (Senior Committee and Member Services Officer)