Author: High Weald AONB Unit
This report presents the findings of an investigation into the housing needs of woodland workers. It illustrates the increasing unaffordability of suitable rural housingand yardspace in the High Weald and proposes an addition to 'key worker' housing policy to include essential rural workers.
Author: The Digital Landscape Cooperative
This study uses GIS modelling and industry standard technical criteria to provide an assessment of the wind energy potential of the High Weald and the constraints on harnessing it.
Author: Countryside and Community Research Institute, University of Gloucestershire, and University of the West of England
This report proposes a practical framework to integrate consideration of landscape character and the aspirations of local communities into sustainable development decision making enabling generic sustainable development criteria to be adapted to the needs of rural areas and dispersed settlement landscapes like the High Weald. It explores the sustainability of dispersed settlement in different parts of Europe providing examples of good practice for consideration in the High Weald.
Author: Forum Heritage Services
This report provides an analysis of the character of over 3500 historic farmsteads in the High Weald looking at farmstead plan form, date and survival. An overview of the history of agriculture and development of farmsteads is provided together with a summary of results by district.
Author: Land Use Consultants
This report provides an analysis of the sustainability of different settlement types in the High Weald AONB. It uses Census data and on the ground survey methods to explore the different dimensions of settlement sustainability across villages, remote hamlets and farmsteads in the AONB, providing recommendations for what the planning system can do to help make small settlements more sustainable in the future.
The Making of the High Weald takes a long historical view back to the last Ice Age, seeking to explain the main processes that have created and shaped the High Weald landscape. It provides an evidenced and peer reviewed statement to support the importance and time depth of the five core components of 'natural beauty' which underpin the AONB Management Plan.