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West Kent Downs • West Kingsdown to Shorne

Key Characteristics

  • Extensive deciduous woodlands surround large arable fields.
  • Thick deciduous shaws and hedgerows.
  • Remote, enclosed dry valleys with small pastures.
  • Village settlements in the woodlands.
  • Small network of country lanes.
  • Large arable fields on plateaux

Overall Landscape Character Objectives

  • To retain the agricultural character of the landscape, maintaining in particular the extensive deciduous woodlands and ameliorating urbanedge pressures.
  • Curb urbanisation and loss of distinctiveness