Cockshut Wildlife Corridor Project

You may notice a bit of a change to the land in Ham Lane.

We hold our responsibilities to our neighbours and our Community closely, so when we were requested by the Council to deal with the Japanese Knotweed on our land, we decided to not only eradicate the knotweed but also to see what we could do to enhance the area.

Our desire is to create a viable habitat that can form part of a wider wildlife corridor alongside part of the Egret's Way, hopefully allowing more wildlife to make their home here, complementing the work of other groups in the town and surrounding areas.

If you would like to get involved in our work, or have some advice or contacts you feel may be of benefit, we would love to hear from you. We hope you'd agree that we have already made significant progress. This will by necessity not be a quick process, it is our duty to ensure that the correct processes and approved control methods are used so that no knotweed is left. This could take up to three years to achieve.

We are actively liaising with the Environment Agency as well as the Council with regards to the best products and methods to deal with the knotweed without impacting on the waterways or wildlife whilst achieving the common goal. At the same time, we have already begun discussions with other local groups and experts to make sure that our ideas for the land align with any existing or forthcoming wildlife and ecological plans in the local area.

This project is being supported with grant funding from Lewes Town Council.

Supported by Lewes Town Council