Development, Environment

Planning and Biodiversity

This year, the 2017 Adur Local Plan will be reviewed and its horizon extended for a further five years to 2037. As part of the review the Council is required to “address a range of issues such as nature conservation and restoration, open space and green infrastructure, and climate change mitigation and adaptation”. See Jennifer...

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Environment

Can you give a home to a Birch Tree?

The Birch Tree Project is a local tree planting initiative. Surplus trees from Ashdown Forest are lifted (bare root) and transplanted or ‘tree-located’. Usually the trees would be cut down to help maintain Ashdown’s much needed heathland habitat. By lifting and planting them elsewhere trees are saved and continue to grow with all...

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Community, Environment

Park Avenue Trees

Over two years ago two couples from Park Avenue, Shoreham-by-Sea heard an inspirational talk at a meeting of the Shoreham Society about the planting of trees in the verges in Roslyn Road. They decided to test the feeling for this in their road and began speaking to some of their neighbours. Unfortunately, COVID then struck …...

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Development, Environment

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Support the Poplar!

The threatened tree outside the Duke of Wellington Pub is fast becoming a rallying point for people in Shoreham who care about our town and want to see it succeed and be a great place to live going forward. Concerns are many and varied, but centre around the sheer numbers and sizes of housing development …...

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Development, Environment

Shoreham – a Town in Transition?

What if we could imagine what we would like Shoreham to be like in say, 10 years time? And then, what if we could actually make it happen? What would we need to do? And how might we go about that? Shoreham, like everywhere really, is a town in transition. Some things we like about …...

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Environment

Tree hugging, planting and more

Many of us feel intuitively that being near trees is good for our state of mind, but modern life can let us forget that. Lockdown sharpened the focus on nature and we found ourselves in amongst them again, if not actually hugging them (though research tells us that really does help). The United Kingdom has …...

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Development, Environment

The Meads is keeping the grass natural

Adur District Council has just announced that it will support a plan to upgrade The Meads recreation ground using natural turf and significantly improved drainage. It’s a result that the residents have been campaigning for – “keep the meads grass + improve the drainage” – for over two years. It has prevailed over a competing...

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Development, Environment

“Over the wall” drainage project extended

New rainfall drainage techniques are being explored for proposed developments in Brighton Road and Shoreham Harbour to reduce the risk of local flooding. An initiative by a partnership of local councils, coastal flood bodies, the port authority, developers and environmental experts aims to reduce the overloading of sewers and underground...

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Development, Environment

Port project will produce hydrogen for fuel cells

A project at Shoreham Habour will create a ‘green hydrogen hub’ in the form of a 20-megawatt electrolysis plant producing hydrogen for vehicle fuel cells. A planning application is being prepared by the Port Authority for the plant to be built south of the lock gates. If approved it is expected to be operational in …...

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Environment, Town Centre

Society steps up trees initiative

he Shoreham Society is stepping up its campaign to make the town greener and more attractive.”Adur Arbor” is an extension of an idea from Rosslyn Road residents who planted nine new young trees in their road. The Shoreham Society thinks this could also be done in other parts of the town and district, and is …...

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