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What makes the Sussex Heritage Coast so special

News : 03 May 2018

The Sussex Heritage Coast Partnership, of which Wealden is a member, is asking residents and visitors to help define what makes this stretch of Britain’s coastline so special.

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The Sussex Heritage Coast extends from Seaford to Eastbourne. It is one of the most visited stretches of England’s coastline and a treasured place in the South Downs National Park.

The Partnership would like to know what you feel are the ‘special qualities’ of the landscape and seascape between Seaford and Eastbourne.  It will help to tell its story to future generations in different ways, based on the thoughts and feelings of those that know it best.

Defining what these special qualities are will help inform and prioritise future work throughout the Heritage Coast.

A series of Drop-In session are taking place this month at the following locations:

  • Monday 14 May, 3-7pm - Redoubt Fortress, Eastbourne, BN22 7AQ
  • Tuesday 15 May, 3-7pm - Birling Gap Visitor Centre, East Dean, BN20 0AB
  • Wednesday 16 May, 3-7pm - Clinton Centre, Seaford, BN25 1NP                                               
  • Thursday 17 May, 3-7pm - Old Chapel Centre, Alfriston, BN26 5TL                            

Or you can let us know your views by taking part in this online questionnaire:

The Heritage Coast Partnership consists of the South Downs National Park Authority, Eastbourne Borough Council, East Sussex County Council, National Trust, Seaford Town Council, Environment Agency, Sussex Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority, Lewes District Council, Natural England, Sussex Wildlife Trust and Wealden District Council.