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Stour Valley • Brook to Chartham

Key Characteristics
  • Dense deciduous scarp top woodlands.
  • Strong pattern of mixed farmland.
  • Hedgerow trees and thin lines of trees on the slopes and the floodplain.
  • Mature parkland.
  • Alder and willow along some sections of the river.
  • Pastoral floodplain.
  • Network of narrow, trimmed hedges and mature trees.
  • Thick shaws and overgrown hedges on valley sides.
Overall Landscape Character Objectives
  • To restore and maintain the hedges and lines of trees which produce the characteristic field pattern, and to enhance the visual and ecological quality of the river corridor.
  • Conserve arable field margins