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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

We’re looking for a new AONB Business, Projects and Communications Support Officer

An opportunity has become available to join our team. We're looking for a new Business, Projects and Communications Support Officer to provide high quality support to both the Unit and the Partnership.  Access the information

Job Opportunity Community Engagement Officer

An opportunity to make a real difference to the landscape heritage and local communities in Dover and Folkestone  Access the information

England’s most iconic landscapes – a hidden economic powerhouse. ‘So much more than the view…’

The publication ‘So much more than the view…’ from England’s Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and National Parks, highlights the wide range of benefits these iconic areas provide to society.  Access the information

What can we do about ‘Chalara’ Ash dieback on woodland SSSIs

Joint advice from Natural England and the Forestry Commission  Access the information

Kent Downs AONB Newsletter

Keep up to date with the work of the Kent Downs AONB Unit  Access the information

Kent Downs AONB Unit secures Heritage Lottery Fund Support

The Kent Downs AONB has received an earmarked grant of £2.1m from the Heritage Lottery Fund for the Darent Valley Partnership Scheme.  Access the information

Kent Downs AONB Landscape Education Website

Discover a sense of place and knowledge of locality through fun, multi-curricular outdoor activities.  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

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