Changing Chalk

The Changing Chalk partnership is working with local communities and landowners to connect people with nature and address challenges facing the Sussex Downs, in order to protect this fragile chalk grassland landscape for future generations. The partnership is led by the National Trust and supported by National Lottery Heritage Fund.

As part of this project, Sussex Wildlife Trust is considering how to improve Ditchling Beacon for people and wildlife. Before coming to any conclusions, we are anxious to get the views of people and organisations that value the site as an important greenspace or have a specialist interest in its wildlife, history, status as common land or other features. We are therefore running a consultation between now and 15 January 2021.

Please note that the consultation deadline has been extended and additional face-to-face and online events have been added.

Download the Ditchling Beacon Consultation Report


The consultation has now closed.

Watch consultation presentation

Complete questionnaire

You can also download pdf versions

If you prefer not to use the online version of the questionnaire, please email a completed copy to [email protected]. Or you can send a paper version to Ditchling Beacon consultation, c/o Fenella Lewin, Practice Manager, Footprint Ecology, Bere Road, Cold Harbour, Wareham, BH20 7PA.

If you would like to send a more detailed response for consideration, you can send this to the same address.  

Supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund

NHLF 300