Have Your Say – Wild Park Rainscape

  • Rainscape
Susie Howells
15 Feb 2022

The Aquifer Partnership (TAP) has won some funding to improve a small area in Wild Park in Brighton, creating an attractive natural landscape. Designed around several shallow planted basins, known as ‘rainscapes’ which can hold water during heavy rainfall, it will help to reduce pollution and improve the area for people and nature.

The design is progressing well, and we’ve being listening to everyone who’s commented so far. We’re planning a few more local events before the details are finalised for the planning application. We’d like to make sure everyone who wants to is able to find out more, and comment on the proposals.

Please drop in to one of our community events to hear more about the plans, and let us know what you think:

Wednesday 18th May 2022

11:00 – 13:30 at New Larchwood, Waldron Avenue, Brighton, BN1 9EZ

14:00 – 19:00 at Moulsecoomb Hall, Lewes Rd, Brighton BN2 4GA

Further dates in June, July and August will be published here, and we will present final designs on 30th August 2022 (venue TBC) before applying for planning consent in September.

TAP is keen to support local people in setting up a ‘Friends of Wild Park’ for people to get more involved in the scheme as it progresses.

If you want to stay up to date, please email The Aquifer Partnership team at WildPark@southdowns.gov.uk or follow The Aquifer Partnership on Facebook or Twitter.

Rainscapes have many benefits in both urban and rural settings.  They slow the flow of water when there is heavy rain, which can help prevent or reduce flooding. They also help filter pollution from the water they collect, which reduces the amount of pollution getting into important groundwater stores. They provide important habitats for nature as crucial urban greenspace, with a beautiful diversity of planting and wildflowers that can support all sorts of species, as well as creating a wonderful area of greenspace and reducing impacts of flooding. A win win situation!


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