Biosphere site first in the UK for 40 years

Making the Biosphere bid last year
Making the Biosphere bid last year

PARTS of Shoreham and Southwick are included in the first new biosphere site in the UK in 40 years.

Brighton and Lewes Downs Biosphere was awarded the designation by UNESCO’s International Co-ordinating Council (ICC) of the Man and the Biosphere (MAB) programme at a meeting in Sweden last Wednesday.

Included in the project are parts of the district up to the River Adur, the Downs behind Shoreham and Southwick and Shoreham Beach.

They join the global network following six years’ work by a partnership of 40 organisations.

Martin Price from (MAB) said: “It is now a globally-recognised site of excellence where many individuals and organisations work in partnership to foster all aspects of sustainable development across the region.”