The Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Management Plan sets out the vision of the future of this special landscape. It seeks to address key issues and threats and sets out aims, and policies and actions for the positive management of the Kent Downs for a five year period overseen by a 20 year vision.

The goal of the Management Plan is to ensure that the natural beauty and special character of the landscape and vitality of the communities are recognised, maintained and strengthened well into the future.

To help realise the ambitions of the Management Plan an Action Plan has been developed. It sets clear priorities with targets and indicators, how actions might be funded, which organisation will lead and how progress will be measured. The action plan also takes a more collaborative approach, seeking to work even more closely with partner organisations where this is the best way to achieve the objectives of the plan.

View the Management Plan in full

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View the Management Plan by section:

1. The Kent Downs AONB

2. The management of the Kent_Downs

3. Sustainable development

4. Landform and landscape character

5. Biodiversity

6. Farmed landscape

7. Woodland and trees

8. Historic and cultural heritage

9. The Heritage Coasts

10. Geology and natural resources

11. Vibrant communities

12. Access, enjoyment and understanding

13. Implementation, monitoring and review

 

Have Your Say

Every five years, a review of the Management Plan is undertaken to ensure its aims, actions and policies remain relevant. A detailed consultation process is undertaken with the opportunity for everyone to share their views on aspects of the current Plan. We are currently in the review process of the current 2014 – 2019 Management Plan so please spare a few moments to tell us your thoughts by completing the brief questionnaire https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/RCJVRDC