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Draft Management Plan 2017


For more than twenty years, the Commons have been managed according to Management Plans commissioned in 1995 and 2005. The latter can still be found on the Future Vision page.

A new management plan is now required and the Conservators, led by the Freehold Tenants, have been drawing up a new ten year plan.

The documents below form the basis for this new management plan.  Expert advice has been sought  and, where possible, their reports can also be read below.

A consultation period has now commenced and the final plan will take any submissions into consideration.  We would be very happy to hear your comments.


Draft Commons Management Plan


Map of Tunbridge Wells Common habitat sites


Map of Rusthall Common habitat sites


Compartment maps:

  Tunbridge Wells Common Compartments 1,2,3 & 4

  Tunbridge Wells Common Compartment 5

  Tunbridge Wells Common Compartment 6

  Tunbridge Wells Common Compartment 7

  Tunbridge Wells Common Compartments 8 & 9

  Rusthall Common Compartments 1,2,3 & 4 

  Rusthall Commons Compartments 4,5 &6

   Key to above compartment maps:
     Yellow - short grass cut monthly through the summer
     Green - grass cut at least once a year with mower or flail
     Numbers - indicate noteworthy trees, detailed below in tree survey


Tree survey



KHWP Habitat Management Report


Grassland Survey Notes


Pond Review 


Expert ponds report



Tree Review


Rocks Management Plan




Additional guidance and forms:


Guidance on rapid assessment of grassland

Guide to managing woodland rides and glades




Pond Audit template

Veteran Tree Management




Page last updated: 05/04/2017