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An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Welcome to the website of the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  You will find masses of information and inspiration on this site, from top tips on where to enjoy the best displays of chalk grassland flowers to technical information on how to plant a hedge.  If it’s planning information you need then there is a whole new section to help you, to take you through the process whether you are an applicant, a planning officer or care about what’s happening near you.  There’s heaps of information to help you plan a visit to the Kent Downs and if you’re a teacher there’s an education section to help you make more of the beautiful landscape on your doorstep.  If you’re a student there will be all you need on this site to provide you with information and contacts to help you further.

 

Announcements

Job Vacancy

Get planning right in the Kent Downs AONB - help conserve and enhance Kent's protected landscape and have an influence on rural design.  Access the information

Kent Countryside Award

An award for farmers, growers, food producers and rural business contributing to the benefit of the Kent countryside.  Access the information

Kent Downs AONB Management Plan 2014 - 2019

The Kent Downs AONB Unit are pleased to announce that the Kent Downs AONB Management Plan 2014 - 2019 has been adopted by all the Local Authorities with land in the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  Access the information

Kent’s tree experts lead on new guidance for Ash dieback

The guide provides a general overview of the disease and its current status before providing specific guidance for woodland managers and those managing tress in urban and sub-urban environments.   Access the information