The Environment Agency has now completed the final phase of the Habitat Creation Project at Rye Harbour Farm with the construction of the culverts and outfall structures. There will now be some testing of the new saltmarsh and monitoring of the adjacent pools and ground water.
Previous project info
This summer (2010) the Environment Agency would like to begin the restoration of Rye Harbour Farm, to re-create habitats lost to the site for more than 50 years. Rye Harbour Farm was purchased to assist in the creation of the sea defence embankment from Winchelsea Beach to Rye Harbour. Following its completion we have been working towards a project to restore many of the habitats that once existed there. The Project will contribute to the Environment Agency’s national commitment to creating and restoring important habitats, and will form a significant extension to the adjacent Rye Harbour Nature Reserve. A planning application was submitted on May 6th to Rother District Council – click here.
Download the Environment Agency’s May 2010 newsleter by clicking here.