The nearly 3sq km site just off Oldstairs bay at Kingsdown and running towards St Margarets is known as Kingsdown Butts. It is one of 73 sites the Marine Conservation Society has put forward as a possible 'Marine Protected Area'.
These 'Marine National Parks' are being setup by 2012 after the passing the Marine Bills in Scotland & the UK. Currently on 1% of the UK Seas are protected - the Marine Protected Areas have come after a long campaign by the MCS to protect the bio-diversity & habitats of our amazing coast.
As part of their Your Seas, Your Voice campaign they are asking to vote online so we can influence the Government's priorisation of the sites.
You can Vote for Kingsdown Butts here