About the project


Adur estuary in Shoreham to Ouse estuary in Newhaven, North to Ditchling and 2 miles off our coastline.

Project Outline:

The Living Coast is an environmental partnership stretching from the Adur to Ouse Rivers, up over the Downs to Ditchling and 2 miles out to sea. We facilitate and deliver projects under 3 main objectives: conservation of nature and culture; sustainable development; and shared learning and awareness. We are currently working on projects related to sustainable environmental and cultural tourism, bringing downland wild flower planting into urban environments, developing research on carbon management in chalk landscapes, and communicating sustainability. New partners and project ideas are always welcome!

Environmental Benefits

Our projects are delivering diverse benefits for example from helping more people engage in their local environment, improving urban greenspaces for people and pollinators, helping tourism businesses become more sustainable, and reducing environmental impacts of tourism on heavily visited sites. All our projects and partners projects are aiming to promote sustainable development in the area, and to share knowledge locally and globally across the world Biosphere network.

How you can help

We fund raise to deliver all of our projects so funding is always very welcome! We will also specifically be looking for community volunteers for our urban wildflower project in the next few months.

Who's involved

We have a wide variety of organisations within our partnership including Local Authorities such as Lewes District Council, private companies such as Brighton & Hove Bus Company, environmental organisations such as South Downs National Park, charities such ONCA Gallery and Sussex Wildlife Trust, the Universities of Brighton and Sussex and lots of community organisations.

Contact details and further information

Further information here: www.thelivingcoast.org.uk and you can contact me at: sarah.dobson@brighton-hove.gov.uk