Rottingdean Parish Council, The Gables, 6 Dean Road, Rottingdean, BN2 7DH
The nature reserve is an area of traditional downland, also known as chalk grassland, designated as typical CG2A specification, which is a priority European habitat. Chalk grassland is the product of centuries of sheep grazing. However, with changes in agricultural practices, most of these areas have disappeared while those that remain have often become isolated and neglected.
The LNR is owned by Brighton & Hove City Council, and managed by the Management Committee of Rottingdean Parish Council’s Beacon Hill Working Group. This Working Group includes representatives from the Parish Council, the City Council’s Countryside department, the Rottingdean Preservation Society, Ovingdean residents and Preservation Society, the allotments and our specialist recorders.
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