The first UK green wall to be designated a Site of Importance for Nature Conservation?!

Madeira Drive’s 130 year old green wall was tonight voted a Site of Nature Conservation Importance (SNCI) at a meeting hosted by Brighton Council.

As far as we know, this is the first planted green wall to be given this designation in the UK – recognising its importance for wildlife as well as people, and offering protection in the city’s planning policy.

Green wall on cliff face in Brighton

Madeira Drive green wall

We’ve had good conversations with the Council about how best to manage the wall, to safeguard the cliff whilst protecting this amazing feature of the seafront…for another 130 years!

Here’s the draft citation: 105 – 323 036 Madeira Drive Green Wall

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