The High Weald AONB Management Plan is the single most important document for the area. There is a statutory duty to review it every five years.
It sets out a vision for the kind of place that is desired for the High Weald to be in years to come and, crucially, some of the activities that a range of organisations and local people could take to achieve that vision.
This year, a new Plan is being prepared by the High Weald AONB Partnership, working on behalf of the area’s 15 local authorities.
The new Plan will run from March 2024 to March 2029.
The Plan is informed by research and the many conversations the Partnership has had with organisations, farmers, businesses, charities, community groups and residents over the last 30 years. In 2022 a public survey was also undertaken to gauge opinions on introducing new topics into the Plan.