Press Release! Chichester Harbour Trust is delighted to announce that it has successfully purchased two new areas of land in Chichester Harbour Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, securing their permanent protection. The first is a 25-acre arable field to the east of Prinsted Lane, in the parish of Southbourne, which forms an important part of the landscape and setting of the northern part of the harbour. The field lies 100m from the shoreline and is framed by mature trees and hedgerows, and is crossed by two public footpaths linking it to the coastal path. It is greatly enjoyed by local people and forms a keyRead More →

We are delighted to announce that the Chichester Harbour Trust has recently purchased an area of intertidal land known as the Oyster Quay, at Pook Lane, Warblington.  This historic site contains the remains of an old wharf, with timbers dating to the post-medieval period. We hope to carry out further dating and documentary research to find out more about the local importance of this structure.  Read More →

The Chairman and Trustees of the Chichester Harbour Trust hosted a fundraising reception on 28th June at Bosham Sailing Club. The Chairman of the Trust, John Nelson, with a backdrop of the picturesque Bosham Channel, warned of increasingly serious challenges facing Chichester Harbour Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Over 150 supporters of the Trust attended the event including the Lord Lieutenants of West Sussex Susan Pyper, Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire Nigel Atkinson, Gillian Keegan MP, and Louise Goldsmith, Leader of West Sussex County Council. John Nelson outlined the immense pressure on the Harbour, particularly from development and new infrastructure. He cited as an example theRead More →