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The Manhood Peninsula is a unique and beautiful low-lying area of the south coast between Chichester and Pagham Harbours. The Partnership, which includes residents and organisations involved in the area, was set up to help promote a sustainable way forward for the peninsula and its people, maximising its potential through a greater understanding of the challenges it faces.Continue Reading »
The Manhood Peninsula is a fabulous area for walkers. With its flat and open landscape, wide open skies and stunning views across fields towards the harbour, sea or simply dykes and canal, the area offers bountiful walks for all ages and mobility. Guided walks are regularly organised by both Chichester Harbour Conservancy and Pagham Harbour. www.westsussex.gov.uk - for more information... Continue Reading »
The Manhood Peninsula Partnership was formed in 2001 following concerns raised among local residents about the need for greater co-ordination between the bodies and organisations responsible for the management of the Peninsula and their ability to work with local people to address present and future environmental, social and economic challenges. The MPP was formed in July 2001 as a direct... Continue Reading »
The aims of the MPP are: to ensure the sustainable development of the peninsula for the benefit of future generations and to consider long-term issues, including climate change. to improve and promote inter-sectoral integration, co-ordination, communication and understanding between those involved in the Manhood Peninsula. to provide opportunities for wider community participation and interaction. to adopt a proactive approach to addressing the effects... Continue Reading »
The first Going Dutch workshop (Going Dutch I) led to the formation of the MPP and outlined several ‘blue sky’ options for the future of the area, helping the community to understand the complexities and costs of coastal defence and spatial planning as well as helping local authorities and agencies appreciate the concerns and... Continue Reading »
The ‘Sea’s the Day’ project, which aims to raise the profile of Selsey’s fishing industry, has been launched thanks to a Heritage Lottery Fund grant of £35,800. Selsey Town Council successfully bid for the money for its Sea’s The Day project with support from the Selsey fishery, Chichester District Council... Continue Reading »
A large part of the Manhood Peninsula is less than 5m above sea level and at risk from flooding, both inland and coastal. It is likely that climate change will increase this risk, through rising sea levels, rising water tables and increased precipitation intensity. Drainage is an increasing problem on the peninsula as the existing ditches are proving inadequate... Continue Reading »
The peninsula is particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change including rising sea levels, rising water table, and more intense precipitation. As a result, the MPP has been working closely with the community to raise levels of awareness and to help produce adaptation plans. These include: practical adaptations funded through a Community Grant Fund including the installation of cycle... Continue Reading »
Drainage and flood risk are increasing problems on the Manhood Peninsula which may worsen considerably with climate change. For local advice see the Chichester District Council web pages for Drainage - Help and Advice. The Manhood Peninsula Partnership (MPP) commissioned a drainage survey of the peninsula and is working closely with local parishes to improve drainage knowledge of the area and help local authorities... Continue Reading »
Early on in its life, the MPP became part of a European funded project – European Spatial Planning: Adapting to Climate Events (ESPACE). The project aimed to ensure that adaptation to climate change is recognised and to recommend that it is incorporated within spatial planning mechanisms at local, regional, national and European levels. On a local level this... Continue Reading »