News and updates from the Upper Rother Farmers Group December 2016
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.
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 The document has ben superceded by the High Weald AONB Management Plan which focused on the components of natural beauty that have made the area a distinct and homogenous area for at least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.
This document begins with an account of the history of the designation of the High Weald AONB, written by Ray Woolmore. It is followed by a collection of documents, including consultation and correspondence, from the period leading up the area's designation in 1983. The end of this document contains a series of maps that accompany the designation history and illustrate various representations of the High Weald AONB boundary considered prior to designation. The maps are referenced throughout Ray Woolmore's historical account.
Author: Bill Vorley, Anthony Weston, Frank Langrish A report which confirms the opportunity for a concerted programme to aggregate land for livestock managed by skilled entrants under tenure arrangements that supports investment in the long term productivity and sustainability of the agricultural resource.
A summary of research documents relating to the Easter Rother Water Catchment organised under: water quality, biodiversity, history & archaeology, flood risk & climate change, and people engagement. The synthesis aims to make it easy for policy makers and others to access the available information when developing land management strategies and plans for the area.