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An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Welcome to 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 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.  

Are you 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 recruiting!

This is a unique opportunity to combine the arts, environment and heritage in a unique, new, innovative and exciting project!  Access the information

Kent Downs AONB Newsletter

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

Can you help us to secure more funding from Tesco?

We have secured £8000 of funding to bring Weavering's very own apple variety the 'Warner's King' to life. We need your help to take the project to the next level!  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 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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