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The West Dean Estate covers approximately 6,400 acres (2,590 hectares) along the Sussex South Downs. It stretches over 6 miles (9.7 kms) from the South Downs escarpment overlooking the Sussex Weald to the edge of the Trundle Hill overlooking the English Channel and the Isle of Wight. While much of the village of West Dean and West Dean College is sheltered within the Lavant valley, the Estate rises to its highest point of almost 750 feet (280 m) on the top of the Downs.
Langmead Farms expanded rapidly into one of the most successful green and baby leaf salad growers in Europe. By 2004 the turnover was £26m, and in 2010 this is predicted to be around £48m. The location provides ideal conditions for lettuce growing, the farms being situated between the coast and the South Downs. They farm on a mix of high grade clays, silts and sand. Langmead Farms are also industry leading in terms of innovative use of machinery and technology.
Pagham Harbour is an internationally important site for wildlife and is home to plant and animal habitats of global rarity. It is managed by West Sussex County Council in partnership with local landowners. The Reserve covers 1500 acres and has a very high status as a conservation site being designated as 'Local Nature Reserve' in 1964, a 'Site of Special Scientific Interest' for its nationally important plant and animal communities and for the geomorphology of the coast, and as a 'Special Protection Area' and a 'Natura 2000' site by the European Commission.
Barfoot Farms grow a wide range of semi-exotic crops including Sweetcorn, Courgettes, Marrow, Squash, Pumpkins, Sweet Potatoes, Asparagus, Broad Beans, Runner Beans, Peas and Rhubarb. Barfoots run a viable farming system, which is environmentally and socially acceptable, ensuring continuity of supply of wholesome, affordable food and enhances the fabric and wildlife of the British countryside.
Brighton and Hove City Council Over 40% of the city is in the newly formed South Downs National Park. The City council are taking on an active role in the development of the national park.
The council is working with the team establishing the shadow National Park Authority, including Defra, South Downs Joint Committee and other local authorities, to agree work functions such as planning and countryside management (eg rights of way). The full National Park Authority will be set up by April 2011.
Privately owned by members of the Guinness family, Burhill Golf and Leisure Limited was founded in 1926 (then Burhill Estates Limited) to manage the estates of the then Lord Iveagh. The Company has diversified over the years and is now one of the UK’s largest golf course owners and operators.
As well as operating it’s ten golf sites, Burhill Golf and Leisure Limited owns and manages a large mixed use property portfolio, including residential and commercial property and Bosham Harbour.
KJB Contractors Ltd are local suppliers of the highest quality services and products for landscaping, fencing, and agricultural irrigation systems in West Sussex
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Kingsbridge Estates Ltd manages commercial and horticultural properties and development projects in the South of England on behalf of several estate owners and occupiers. They look after the strategic property needs of our estate owners and their companies, such as large horticultural packing stations, glasshouses, office and industrial buildings.
Farbridge is a prestige site for Wedding, Parties, Corporate Events and Conferences. Farbridge rests within one of England's finest landscapes surrounded by the undulating beauty of the South Downs. There is excellent access from London, Southampton or Brighton. The accommodation incorporates modern amenities whilst retaining the integrity of the buildings and their surroundings.
The entire site has a carbon neutral underfloor heating system which is powered by an environmentally-friendly Biomass boiler fuelled by wood chips sourced from the 2000 acre sustainable West Dean Forest.
Complete Land Management are a modern first class land and property management company with projects right across the south. They provide the complete management of property land environment and estates. Launched in 2004, CLM have experience and knowledege in farming techniques, conservation targets, landscape management and rural planning..
Westergate Community School put the needs of students first, providing opportunities to maximise and realise potential. Their aim is that all students achieve the best exam results possible and acquire and develop the skills needed for adult life and employment.The school ensures that all students are known and cared for in a safe, ordered and caring community. Westergate are small enough to give individual attention and large enough to provide a wide range of National Curriculum, sporting, cultural and leisure activities to enrich the learning experience.