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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 ten year management plan has now been adopted by the Conservators.  This has been drawn up by the Freehold Tenants with guidance from expert sources.

The documents below form this new management plan.  Where possible the reports from the experts, on which the plan is based, have been included.

The consultation period has concluded and the plan has been adopted, but this is a living document which is expected to be constantly adapted as the results of our management changes become clear.  It can also adapt to new situations or sources of information.  We would be happy to hear your comments at any time.


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: 12/07/2017