National park bosses risk turning them into theme parks, environmentalists warn amid festival expansion row

The Telegraph | Jan 18, 2020 at 6:00 PM
  • National park bosses risk turning them into “theme parks”, environmentalists are warning, amid plans to significantly expand a controversial music festival.
  • The South Downs National Park Authority (SDNPA) argues the event attracts thousands of young people who would otherwise not experience the landscape, affording them the chance to “learn about the richness and importance of the chalk grassland habitat”.
  • Last night the Campaign for National Parks (CNP) warned bosses their first duty was to preserve natural beauty.