High Weald

Evidence

Our evidence base provides the best available information to support Management Plan policies. It includes scientific and social research; analysis of historical information and geospatial data; lessons learned from pilot projects and work on the ground.

The AONB Unit carries out research itself and in partnership with other bodies, and it commissions work from others. Using our time depth approach, we are studying each aspect of the landscape to map it, understand it, and ask questions about it.

Visit the Publications library to view and download High Weald research reports

Read about the latest research:

Woodland carbon storage

Woodland carbon storage

This report quantifies the role that the High Weald's woodlands play in storing carbon. Read more

Can we feed ourselves?

Can we feed ourselves?

This report looks at how the High Weald landscape can grow food to secure our future food supply. Read more

New guidance for Kent and Sussex woods

New guidance for Kent and Sussex woods

A report that will interest anyone curious about the history, ecology and management of the High Weald's steep-sided, wooded ravines (gills) has been published by the High Weald AONB Partnership. Read more

Unconventional hydrocarbon resources of the Weald

Unconventional hydrocarbon resources of the Weald

We have produced a  summary of  the British Geological Survey (BGS) report on the unconventional hydrocarbon resources of the Weald Basin. Read more

High Weald Biodiversity Statement

High Weald Biodiversity Statement

A newly published report, the High Weald Biodiversity Statement, provides a synthesis of the information and data on the biological diversity and ecological importance of the High Weald. Read more

Weald housing development map

Weald housing development map

Government policy is stimulating building development as an aid to economic growth. To help decision makers consider the pressure this puts on the Kent and Sussex High Weald and the surrounding area, we have produced maps of potential future development. Read more