Environment

Crowborough news related to the natural environment around us especially as affected by human activity. Includes farming; wildlife; conservation and increasing biodiversity; access to the countryside inc. Ashdown Forest, Crowborough Common and our Local Nature Reserves (The Ghyll and Crowborough Country Park); mining, minerals and other natural resources; disposal of waste and recycling.

Natural England confirms its support for a 7km protection zone around Ashdown Forest

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Despite Wealden having to scrap the 7km protection zone, Natural England, the government's adviser for the natural environment, has now written to Mid-Sussex District...

Consultation about footpath diversions on Crowborough Common

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Crowborough Beacon Golf Club have applied to have six footpaths and two bridleways crossing Crowborough Common diverted. The Golf Club would like the Rights of...

7km Ashdown Forest Protection Zone Scrapped

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Following a Court of Appeal decision, Wealden District Council has been forced to drop its 7km protection zone, but developers must still prove plans...

Volunteers get Palegate Meadow ready for the return of the Exmoor Ponies

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A small group of volunteers joined Crowborough Town Council’s new Ranger, Dan Colbourne at Palesgate Meadow yesterday to pull ragwort (Wednesday 24th June). Palesgate Meadow...

New bird boxes on Crowborough Beacon Golf Course

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Last year Crowborough Beacon Golf Club (CBGC) received a grant from Natural England to restore the rare heathland habitat on Crowborough Common.  As a...

Code of Conduct for dog walkers on the Forest

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The Conservators of Ashdown Forest have published a new leaflet setting-out a Code of Conduct for people walking their dogs on the Forest. In the...

Help shape the future of countryside access

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Residents and visitors to East Sussex are being asked about their use of footpaths, bridleways and commons to find out how they can be...

Shocking road kill statistics revealed

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Statistics released by Wealden District Council reveal they have had 95 reports of dead animals on roads in the Crowborough area in the past...

Major study to monitor effects of car pollution on the Ashdown Forest

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Monitoring stations are being erected across the Ashdown Forest, including one next to the A26 in Crowborough, to investigate the effects of car pollution. There...

Final design for wind-farm revealed

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Friends of the Earth have welcomed the revised design for the Rampion wind-farm off the coast of Sussex.  The energy company E.ON has reduced...