Combe Haven

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Combe Haven
Site of Special Scientific Interest
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Combe Haven is located in East Sussex
Combe Haven
Shown within East Sussex
Area of Search East Sussex
Grid reference TQ770102
Coordinates 50°51′50″N 0°30′58″E / 50.864°N 0.516°E / 50.864; 0.516Coordinates: 50°51′50″N 0°30′58″E / 50.864°N 0.516°E / 50.864; 0.516
Interest Biological
Area 156.1 ha (386 acres)
Notification 1985 (1985)
Natural England website

Combe Haven is a 156.1 hectare (385.7 acre) biological Site of Special Scientific Interest, located in East Sussex, England, around 3.5 kilometres (2.2 mi) west of Hastings. The site was notified in 1985 under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981.

The site consists of mainly alluvial meadows and the largest reed bed in the county, creating a very important site for a variety of fauna.

A new road from Bexhill to Hastings (under construction as at September 2013) will skirt the northern edge of Combe Haven.[1] There are protests against the road's impact on Combe Haven.[2][3]


  1. ^ "About the Bexhill to Hastings link road". East Sussex County Council. Retrieved 25 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "Protestors up in court for link road action in Spring". Bexhill-on-Sea Observer. Retrieved 25 September 2013. 
  3. ^ "Combe Haven Defenders: About Us". Retrieved 25 September 2013.