High Weald

Publications

pdf Monitoring Condition of the AONB and Performance of the AONB Management Plan August 2014-2017 ( pdf, 1.16 MB )

An assessment of progress towards the objectives of the High Weald AONB Management Plan 2014-2019 and an assessment of the condition of the High Weald's natural beauty.

pdf Equality Impact Assessment Consultation Version ( pdf, 154 KB )

An assessment of the impact of the High Weald AONB Management Plan on equal opportunities.

pdf Habitat Regulation Screening Consultation Version ( pdf, 5.84 MB )

A statutory assessment of the potential impact of the High Weald AONB Management Plan on European protected sites.

pdf Strategic Environmental Assessment Consultation Version ( pdf, 459 KB )

A statutory assessment of the environmental impact of the High Weald AONB Management Plan.

pdf High Weald AONB Partnership Annual Review 2017/2018 ( pdf, 8.73 MB )

This document sets out the High Weald AONB Partnership’s many activities and achievements over the past financial year. Download here or contact us if you would like a hard copy.

pdf Upper Rother Dudwell Group News April 18 ( pdf, 1.09 MB )

The latest news from the Upper Rother & Dudwell Farm Cluster; a land managers' / farmers' group for the Upper Rother and Dudwell water catchment area. The group aims to explore how landowners can work together to improve the area's landscape.

pdf Sussex Lund Update Newsletter - Spring 2018 ( pdf, 6.88 MB )

This newsletter contains updates on a number of completed Sussex Lund projects across the High Weald AONB, plus details of upcoming land management events and other useful information.

pdf 28 March 2018 HWJACagenda&reports ( pdf, 1.20 MB )
pdf Sussex Lund Grant Summary - 2017 ( pdf, 241 KB )

Read about the wide range of land management projects funded by Sussex Lund across the High Weald AONB in 2017.

pdf High Weald Public Engagement Survey - Results 2017 ( pdf, 2.78 MB )

A report setting out the results of the 2017 Public Engagement Survey, conducted as part of the current High Weald AONB Management Plan Review. This survey sought to explore what aspects of the High Weald the public find particularly beautiful and how they most like to enjoy the area.

pdf 8 November 2017 JAC Agenda and Reports ( pdf, 1.10 MB )
pdf Dallington Forest Veteran and Ancient Tree Survey ( pdf, 5.19 MB )

This report highlights the importance of ancient and veteran trees at Dallington Forest in East Sussex. The study is the result of an extensive project aiming to establish and promote the ecological value of the area and advise on best practice in managing the landscape.

pdf Upper Rother Dudwell Group News Dec 17 ( pdf, 1.08 MB )

The latest news from the Upper Rother & Dudwell Farm Cluster; a land managers' / farmers' group for the Upper Rother and Dudwell water catchment area. The group aims to explore how landowners can work together to improve the area's landscape.

pdf An Independent Review of Housing In England’s Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty 2012-2017 ( pdf, 5.16 MB )
pdf Beautiful Boundaries project catchment area ( pdf, 2.12 MB )
pdf High Weald AONB Partnership Annual Review 2016/2017 ( pdf, 9.45 MB )

High Weald AONB Partnership Annal Review - 2016/2017

pdf High Weald AONB Colour Study ( pdf, 11.90 MB )
Environmental Colour Assessment Guidance
pdf Upper Rother Dudwell Group News Jun 2017 ( pdf, 15.09 MB )
pdf Upper Rother Dudwell Group News March 2017 ( pdf, 4.61 MB )
pdf Woodland Workshop Report - High Weald Management Plan Consultation ( pdf, 1.69 MB )
pdf Settlement Workshop Report - High Weald Management Plan Consultation ( pdf, 1.26 MB )
pdf Public Engagement & Understanding Workshop Report - High Weald Management Plan Consultation ( pdf, 1.34 MB )
pdf Geology & Water Workshop Report - High Weald Management Plan Consultation ( pdf, 1.50 MB )
pdf Field & Heath Workshop Report - High Weald Management Plan Consultation ( pdf, 1.85 MB )
pdf Field systems in the High Weald Research History March 2017 ( pdf, 1.24 MB )
pdf Field Systems in the High Weald A Landscape Approach to Assessment March 2017 ( pdf, 1.70 MB )
pdf Field Systems in the High Weald Case Study Report Ardingly March 2017 ( pdf, 2.72 MB )
pdf Field Systems in the High Weald Case Study Report Benenden South by footpath March 2017 ( pdf, 3.00 MB )
pdf Field Systems in the High Weald Case Study Report Little Scotney Farm March 2017 ( pdf, 2.28 MB )
pdf Field Systems in the High Weald Character Statement March 2017 ( pdf, 4.48 MB )
pdf Field Systems in the High Weald Communication Plan & Audience Profiles March 2017 ( pdf, 1.08 MB )
pdf Field systems in the High Weald Community and Outreach Events March 2017 ( pdf, 1.49 MB )
pdf Field Systems in the High Weald Heritage Assessment Earlye Farm March 2017 ( pdf, 9.53 MB )
pdf Field systems in the High Weald Case Study Report Woodside Farm March 2017 ( pdf, 3.78 MB )
pdf 29 March 2017 - JAC Minutes ( pdf, 85 KB )
pdf Neighbourhood Planning Example Presentation ( pdf, 2.00 MB )
Example of a presentation to Benenden Parish for Neighbourhood Planning
pdf JAC Agenda and Reports - 29 March 2017 ( pdf, 1.84 MB )
pdf 16 November 2016 - JAC Minutes ( pdf, 73 KB )
pdf High Weald AONB Sign Guidance ( pdf, 1.05 MB )

High Weald AONB sign guidance for communities and parishes that wish to install AONB-related signs. The guidance provides background information on the rationale for installing AONB signage, as well as laying out the principles of appropriate design and location.

pdf Rolvenden Welly Walk 2017 ( pdf, 1.04 MB )
pdf Claremont, Tunbridge Wells Welly Walk ( pdf, 1.05 MB )
pdf Maidenbower, Crawley Welly Walk ( pdf, 1014 KB )
pdf Bidborough Welly Walk ( pdf, 1.10 MB )
pdf Upper Rother Dudwell Group News Dec 2016 ( pdf, 925 KB )

News and updates from the Upper Rother Farmers Group December 2016

pdf Upper Rother Non-Native Invasive Species Survey 2016 ( pdf, 2.49 MB )

Results of a survey for Himalayan balsam, Giant hogweed and Japanese knotweed along the River Rother between Mayfield and Etchingham and the River Dudwell from Willingford to Etchingham.

pdf J Sprange - publisher of Tunbridge Wells Guide a case study ( pdf, 214 KB )
pdf George Smart - local artist in the landscape case study ( pdf, 253 KB )
pdf High Weald Landscape Character Assessment 1994 ( pdf, 9.02 MB )

The High Weald - Exploring the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Published in 1994 by the Countryside Commission. The documents identifies nine areas within the AONB that have a visual cohesiveness and sense of place. The document has ben superceded by the High Weald AONB Management Plan which focused on the components of natural beauty that have made the area a distinct and homogenous area for at least the last 700 years and that will continue to define it in future.

pdf 16 November 2016 - Joint Advisory Committee Agenda & Reports ( pdf, 4.82 MB )
pdf UKPowerNetworks UndergroundingScheme leaflet ( pdf, 1.52 MB )