Educational shelter planned for Pagham nature reserve

A planning application for an educational shelter and a new pond at a nature reserve have been submitted to Chichester District Council.

Friday, 1st July 2016, 2:09 pm
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 12:37 am
An educational shelter similar to the one planned at Pagham Nature Reserve. The Sidlesham area construction will be on a smaller scale. Picture from planning documents.

The shelter and bunded pond at Pagham Harbour Nature Reserve, Sidlesham, would be located near to the existing ‘Discovery Area’.

Made from a recycled shippig container, the shelter would be characterised by timber ‘habitat panels’ and a green roof covered with vegetation.

Drawings also show a ramp for disabled access to the shlter and a raised bank surrounding the pond.

Pagham Harbour Nature Reserve has applied for permission to have an 'educational shelter'. Picture from planning documents.

The site was formerly used for landfill, but supporting documents state the county council and responsible site agency are satisfied there is ‘no risk of contamination’.

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