Eastbourne Council has an ambitious ‘Green Flag’ programme but wanted to develop an efficient tool to inform the development Green Flag applications for new sites. Once developed, a Green Flag Management Plan template could be used to support future Green Flag applications for sites across the borough.

Eastbourne Council

November 2014 to July 2015

Project Objectives

Eastbourne Council had not secured any Green Flags for its parks but recognised the importance of the standard for sustaining the quality its green spaces. The council commissioned JSA to develop Green Flag Management Plans for two of its principal sites: Hampden Park and Old Town Recreation Ground. The management plans could be used as a template for future Green Flag applications across the town.

Issues, Challenges and Outcomes

JSA undertook detailed assessments of the condition of each of the sites and developed management plan proposals for each that responded to the eight criteria set out in Green Flag guidance. We conducted significant engagement with users and residents to capture their views and to ensure that these were reflected in the emerging plans. Eastbourne Council secured Green Flags for both sites in 2015.


  • Survey and analysis
  • Landscape Management Planning
  • Consultation and engagement