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Research reports produced or commissioned by the High Weald Joint Advisory Committee as part of the  evidence base for the High Weald AONB Management Plan.

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 An Independent Review of Housing In England’s Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty 2012-2017 ( pdf, 5.16 MB )
pdf High Weald AONB Colour Study ( pdf, 11.90 MB )
Environmental Colour Assessment Guidance
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 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 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 The document has ben superceded by the High Weald AONB Management Plan which focused on the components of natural beauty that have made the area a distinct and homogenous area for at least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 High Weald AONB designation history series and maps ( pdf, 58.78 MB )

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.

pdf Restocking the Weald: Feasibility study & proposal for implementation ( pdf, 667 KB )

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.

pdf Rother & Romney Catchment Plan Research Synthesis ( pdf, 1.16 MB )

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.

pdf Integrated Catchment Management & River Restoration Study ( pdf, 8.33 MB )

This report provides general background information on the nature of the river catchments in the High Weald AONB, followed by advice on how these rivers might be best managed in the future to sustain and enhance their natural physical characteristics. The relationship between management to control flooding – and management to enhance natural riverine ecology and provide opportunity for sustainable catchment land management – is considered.

pdf Wooded Heaths in the High Weald ( pdf, 302 KB )

This report challenges the treatment of woodland and heathland as separate habitats in the High Weald, exploring their intertwined history and the cultural importance of wooded heaths. It proposes a protocol for their survey and assessment, and considers the utilisation of historical maps of the area to inform understanding.