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An analysis of accessible natural greenspace provision in the South EastA landscape in South East England

A study produced for the South East AONBs Woodlands Programme, the Forestry Commission, and Natural England - February 2007 by Patrick McKernan, Forestry Commission and Matthew Grose, High Weald AONB Unit

This report provides details of a study into the provision of accessible natural greenspace n the South East. The project came out of a pilot study initiated by the South East AONBs Woodlands Programme. This three year Programme, running from 2003 to 2006, arose out of a joint accord in 2001 between the National Association for Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Forestry Commission.

AONB Local Accords
Each AONB in the South East with a significant woodland area has signed a local accord with the Forestry Commission, demonstrating shared priorities for working together. These accords are particularly important in the South East as the region has the highest level of woodland cover in England, with over one third of our countryside is protected under AONB or National Park designation. Two thirds of its woodlands are in AONBs. These accords will deliver new project opportunities and better woodland care. The Accords are based on previous research work supported by the Forestry Commission, Countryside Agency and the AONBs.    

 Chilterns AONB (pdf/618k)   High Weald AONB (pdf/604k)
 Kent Downs AONB (pdf/500k)   North Wessex Downs AONB (pdf/614k)
 South Downs AONB (pdf/614k)  Surrey Hills AONB (pdf/515k)