Wildlife area planned for Polegate site

Land given to the council in Polegate is expected to be used as a space dedicated to nature.

Friday, 14th May 2021, 12:39 pm

The site, which is near Heron Ridge and the railway tracks, has been gifted to Polegate Town Council.

A statement from the council said the site has previously been used for allotments and rehousing wildlife.

It added, “Fencing has been erected along the new boundary with care taken in accordance with nesting season and other wildlife and nature onsite.”

The site is near the railway tracks and Heron Ridge in Polegate. Photo by Google Maps. SUS-210514-122250001

Talks are ongoing about the way the land will be managed but it is hoped it will centre around the health and wellbeing of nature, the statement said.

According to the council, “There are exciting ideas coming forward, including ways to enjoy nature, forest school, community woods and more which may also be grant funded.

“All sensitive to the natural tranquillity of the site.

“This is a wonderful gift for the residents of Polegate.”

Residents have been told to ‘keep an eye out’ on the council website and social media to see progress made on the site.

The statement said, “Do let us know if you have other ideas to in keeping with the nature theme. It is the perfect timing having acquired the land this week as it is mental health awareness week and the benefits of nature on our mental health and wellbeing are very well recognised.”