1. City Downland Estate Project

Theme: Groundwater


  • 13. More sustainable urban and rural land management will significantly reduce pollutants reaching groundwater such that diffuse pollution does not contribute to further deterioration of groundwater quality.

Project description

A pilot project to provide advice and support to tenant farmers from Brighton & Hove City Council's Downland Estate, to help reduce nitrate inputs to the Brighton Chalk block aquifer.

The aim of the project was to engage with the tenant farmers of the Council's estate, to raise awareness, identify and implement best practice land managent techniques.  

Project type: Advice and interventions
WFD status: Poor
WFD overall status objective: Good
Total area covered by project: 4150 ha
Project lead: Brighton and Hove City Council
Project partners: Environment Agency, Brighton and Lewes Downs Biosphere
Funding source: EA, BHCC
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Project start: April 2012
Project end: March 2013

Design by LTD Design Consultants and build by Garganey Consulting. From an original concept by the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust.