Wealden District Council

Pevensey Levels

The Pevensey Levels, between Eastbourne and Bexhill, is one of the largest and least fragmented lowland wet grassland systems in southeast England. Designated a Ramsar site for the outstanding assemblage of ditch flora and fauna supporting wetland plants, invertebrates (including the rare Fen Raft Spider), aquatic beetles, and dragonflies amongst others.

The Pevensey Levels are also a Site of Community Importance (SCI), designated for the presence of the Ramshorn snail which can be found here in both a wide spatial distribution and in good population densities. They are also designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and National Nature Reserve (NNR), and need to be protected from any development impacts that may affect its European and national designations. Further work on this will be progressed through the Wealden Local Plan.

Further information can be found in:

Hailsham Wastewater Treatment Works Update

The Council has recently received a Wastewater position statement from Southern Water in relation to Hailsham North and Hailsham South Wastewater Treatment Works. The position statement can be downloaded below:

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