LOCATION + COORDINATES
Friston Forest is located near Eastbourne (UK) on the Eastbourne Chalk aquifer. The area of interest is outlined in blue on the map below. This covers Ewe Dean, Deep Dean, Fore Down, Lullington Heath NNR and a large part of Friston Forest.
Approximate central Grid Reference TQ 5457 0050 (Lat 50.783477 Long 0.19129246).
Restore infiltration on a surface area of 10,000 m² and increase recharge within 50 m³ by:
- converting high interception vegetation types (pine plantations) with low interception vegetation (heathland restoration, grassland restoration)
- flow pathway attenuation features and infiltration promoting ponds/bunds,
- heath and chalk grassland management and soil heath management.
Demonstration sites for infiltration restoration through forest conversion
Demonstration sites for infiltration restoration through the remediation of soil compaction