Parks and Open Spaces

Lewes Priory

We own the site of the Priory of St Pancras (Lewes Priory) and, although we continue to assist in a number of small ways day-to-day we lease it to the Lewes Priory Trust who manage the land and the upstanding remains as both public parkland and an internationally-important historic site.

The Pells

The Council is sole Trustee of the Town Brook Trust, which owns the Pells Recreation Ground and Pells Pool. We also own the lake and surrounding parkland in our own right and issue fishing permits for the Pells Lake. The swimming pool is managed on our behalf each year by the Pells Pool Community Association.

Landport Bottom

We own the 43 hectares (around 110 acres) of downland known as Landport Bottom, which is managed under the national Environmental Stewardship Scheme. The land is managed in accordance with the Landport Bottom Management Plan as natural chalk downland, and grazed in season by sheep from nearby Plumpton College. If there is an emergency issue relating to livestock on the site the public need to report, details are as follows:


We also own the Love Lane tree belt and various small public areas and assets.