Issue details

Maintenance of Pagham Harbour Local Nature Reserve

Pagham Harbour Local Nature Reserve (PHLNR) receives over 200,000 visits per annum and is an internationally important site for wildlife as well as an important amenity for local communities. The County Council has a statutory duty to ensure PHLNR is maintained as a protected environment.


On 1 February 2012, the County Council entered into a 99-year lease with the RSPB and a Service Level Agreement for maintenance services.


A new Service Level Agreement with the RSPB is required.


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: Chichester South; Nyetimber; Selsey;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 01/10/2021

Decision due: February 2022 by Director of Highways, Transport and Planning

Lead director: Matt Davey

Contact: Neil Vigar Email: Tel: 033 022 26698.

Consultation process

Representations concerning this proposed decision can be made to the Director of Highways, Transport and Planning, via the officer contact, by the beginning of the month in which the decision is due to be taken.



Director of Law and Assurance

Director of Finance and Support Services

Democratic Services Contact: Judith Shore Tel: 033 022 26052


Background papers

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