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About Brighton & Hove District

Brighton & Hove is a compact city situated between the South Downs National Park and the sea on the South Coast. The natural environment within and surrounding the city is of remarkable quality. One sixth of the city’s area is covered by a nature conservation designation and the city is home to a great variety of common and rare animal and plant species. The extensive chalk downlands, much of which fall within the South Downs National Park boundaries, are essential to the health of the city, in terms of its water supply (aquifer), biodiversity, and opportunities for leisure and recreation. The city’s network of parks and open spaces plays an essential role for the city as a whole hosting community and cultural events as well as being places of relaxation and recreation for both residents and visitors to the city.


Our CPRE Brighton group works to protect these unique natural features and also promote the wellbeing of local communities.