Biodiversity, Environment, Green Infrastructure and Open Space (Adur)
- Adur District Green Infrastructure Wildlife Corridors Study (IWGS) 2009 (206KB)
- IWGS 2009 Figure 1 - Adur District Existing Extent Green Infrastructure (5,141KB)
- IWGS 2009 Figure 2 - Sompting and Lancing green infrastructure opportunities (4,974KB)
- IWGS 2009 Figure 3 - Shoreham JAAP Green Infrastructure Opportunities (5,974KB)
- Landscape and Ecological Surveys of Key Sites in Adur - Main Report (4,023KB)
- Landscape and Ecological Surveys of Key Sites in Adur - Technical annex (3,339KB)
- Preliminary Ecological Appraisal of New Monks Farm, Lancing (4,809KB)
- Preliminary Ecological Appraisal of North East Hasler, Lancing (4,678KB)
- Preliminary Ecological Appraisal of North West Hasler, Lancing (4,949KB)
- Preliminary Ecological Appraisal of Shoreham Airport (1,948KB)
- Preliminary Ecological Appraisal of Sompting Fringe (4,028KB)
- Preliminary Ecological Appraisal of Sompting North (2,622KB)
- Adur Landscape Study Update - 2016 (3,191KB)
- Adur landscape sensitivity assessment - 2016 (6,699KB)
- New Monk's Farm - 2016 (3,334KB)
- Adur Landscape Study Update - Shoreham Gateway (2,879KB)
- New Salts Farm report (2017) (2,535KB)
For more information about Local Nature Reserves (LNRs) and Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs) in the River Adur area se:
Shoreham Beach LNR Management Plan
This vegetated shingle beach was identified and designated as a Site of Nature Conservation Importance (SNCI) in May of 1992. The main interest of the site is its specialised shingle flora, which is a nationally rare habitat type.
The designation of Shoreham Beach as a LNR in July 2002 (and its declaration in July 2006) acknowledges its high natural interest and local importance, and ensures that the site is managed so that the features that convey its special interest are maintained for future generations.
Shoreham Beach is home to a wide variety of users who are often involved themselves in the management and care of the LNR.
Shoreham Beach vegetation survey
To assess current provision and identify specific needs (in terms of quality or quantity) in order to accommodate the demands arising from future growth Adur & Worthing Councils commissioned an up-to-date Joint Sport, Leisure and Open Space Study which comprise of these components:
- Community and Stakeholder Consultation (2019) (815KB)
- Adur and Worthing Open Space Study (2019) (4,922KB)
- Open Space Study - Appendices (2020) - To be supplied on request - please contact the Planning Policy team
- Playing Pitch Strategy - Stage C - Key Issues & Findings Report (2019) (954KB)
- Playing Pitch Strategy - Stage C - Needs Assessment Report (2019) (3,289KB)
- Playing Pitch Strategy - Stage D - Main Strategy (2019) (1,303KB)
- Playing Pitch Strategy - Stage D - Action Plan (2019) (1,766KB)
- Indoor / Built Sports Facility Needs Assessment Report (2019) (4,681KB)
They provide an assessment of current provision as well as identifying specific needs and quantitative or qualitative deficits or surpluses in provision in order to accommodate the demands arising from future growth. The Open Space Study also provides a quantitative assessment of the quality of publicly accessible open spaces in Adur and Worthing.
The following studies help provide a clear picture of existing and future open space, sport and recreation needs in the Adur District and Worthing Borough and the current ability to meet those needs in terms of quality, quantity and accessibility:
- Adur & Worthing Open Space Standards Paper 2014 (234KB)
- Adur & Worthing Open Space Assessment Report 2014 (744KB)
- Adur & Worthing Playing Pitch Assessment 2014 (605KB)
- Adur & Worthing Playing Pitch Strategy 2014 (163KB)
The Urban Fringe Study identifies opportunities and constraints in landscape terms for development in the urban fringe of the district. It excludes land which falls within the South Downs National Park, SSSIs and Ancient Monuments. The Study assumes the principle of retaining the gaps but considers areas of land in the urban fringe in terms of their contribution to the general openness and aims of preventing coalescence through landscape character assessment. It identifies specific sites which may have potential for residential and employment development.
- Shoreham Airport development proposals masterplan - broad overview of landscape and visual issues (1,964KB)
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