Founded in 2002, the Chichester Harbour Trust is a registered charity dedicated to the protection of Chichester Harbour Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). 

We believe the strongest method of protection is by direct control through ownership or long leases, and we strive to achieve this end.


We now safeguard over 275 acres of land across 13 sites throughout the AONB, working in close partnership with Chichester Harbour Conservancy, the local authorities and the harbour community. 


Our Patrons

Lord Lieutenant of West Sussex

Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire

The Duchess of Norfolk

The Duke of Richmond and Gordon

Sir Jeremy Thomas KCMG


Our Trustees

John Nelson CBE DL (Chairman)

Nick Backhouse

Professor Sir Malcolm Green

Patrick Green

Peter Henshaw

Trevor James

Amanda Jupp

Fiona MacFarlane

Christopher Newell

Andrew Winch

Stuart Popham QC (Hon)

Stephen Smyth


Nicky Horter


Our Annual Review 2021


Our Signed Accounts 2020/21



Registered charity number: 1096308 

Company limited by guarantee number 04553653

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