To manage Tunbridge Wells and Rusthall Commons as active Historic Commons using proven management methods to enhance the biodiversity of the Commons and their role in promoting the well being of local residents and the wider community.
The Conservators have been closely following a management plan since 1992. The first one was drawn up by Kent Wildlife Trust following the great storm of 1987 when the Conservators realised that a more pro-active approach to management was required.
The latest version of the management plan was adopted by the Conservators in 2017. It broadly follows the recommendations of the initial plan, although in recent years the empasis has shifted slightly.
The Conservators' intention, though, remains unchanged: to manage the Commons for the benefit of local people whilst creating and maintaining a wide variety of habitats to sustain and encourage wildlife of all types, both common and rare.
Page last updated: 12/07/2017