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Medmerry - a huge new nature reserve

Right next to Medmerry Park, between Selsey and Bracklesham, the Environment Agency is creating the largest managed realignment of the coast anywhere in Britain, which should be a major asset for all our visitors. It is called Medmerry.
Managed realignment is where major new sea defences are built inland and the existing shingle bank is breached, allowing a new intertidal area to form.


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The Medmerry Development

The Medmerry scheme's overriding objective is to greatly improve the standard of flood protection for over 300 homes in Selsey, for the water treatment works, and for the main road into Selsey.
But this is a win-win scheme that will also create important new wildlife habitat, and it will open up extensive new footpaths, cycleways and bridleways for you to enjoy, right on the doorstep of Medmerry Park.
Work on this multi-million pound scheme started in September 2011, with completion planned for spring 2013 when, if there have been no hold-ups due to weather, the beach will be breached at the Selsey end.
The new reserve, including habitats both seaward and landward of the new sea defences, will be managed by the RSPB, who already own the Bracklesham Bay Nature Reserve just south of Medmerry Park.
There's plenty to see now as the scheme is created, and by next year there should be stunning new access and views for you all to enjoy.
For all the latest information, check out www.environment-agency.gov.uk/medmerry

Further information:

RSPB: 01273 775333

e-mail: southeast@rspb.org.uk

www.rspb.org.uk

www.environment-agency.gov.uk

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Broad Rife on RSPB Bracklesham Bay before the managed realignment work started.
The Lapwing, one of the frequent visitors to the area.