Rockpool underneath chalk cliffs

Intertidal chalk and subtidal chalk (nominated)

2025 target

To identify suitable locations and establish scientific reference areas for specific areas of chalk reef (by 2022).

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Vegetated shingle at Dungeness. Disused boat huts and camera crew on shingle

Vegetated shingle

2025 target

Maintain total extent of coastal vegetated shingle habitat; ensure no net loss; and restore all coastal vegetated shingle…

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Wet woodland with pond and trees

Wet woodland

2025 target

Creation of 10 ha of wet woodland.

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Sunset over the waders, Winter afternoon at Oare KWT reserve

Intertidal mudflats and coastal saltmarsh

2025 target

Create 50 ha of net gain for both habitats combined.

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Pond and egret by car park, lovely summer evening, Elmley NNR


2025 target

By 2021, 322 additional ponds with a total area of 161,000 m²

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The little bourne chalk stream at Wickhambreaux, Kent

Chalk streams

2025 target

Raise the profile and prioritise the restoration of this globally rare freshwater habitat  

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Great Stour river near Grove Ferry at sunset


2025 target

Improve 105 km of waterways (15 km per year x 7 years)

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Traditional orchard in spring with sheep grazing underneath

Traditional orchard

2025 target

Maintain in favourable condition 39 ha; restore 8 ha and create 67 ha

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Brownfield site with disused buildings and wire fence


2025 target

To map and maintain the county’s best and significant brownfield sites and manage them appropriately for their significant…

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Hedgerow in fruit in Kent


2025 target

Restore 2250 km and plant 2250 km new species-rich hedgerow

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Lowland dry acid grassland

Lowland dry acid grassland / Lowland heathland

2025 target

Enhancement and restoration of 5 ha heathland; 20 ha acid grassland.

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Lowland Meadow with various pink and yellow flowers amongst tall grass

Lowland Meadow

2025 target

25 ha creation; 100 ha enhancement and restoration

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Pink, purple and yellow chalk grassland flowers on a steep chalk escarpment overlooking the sea

Chalk Grassland

2025 target

730 ha creation; 770 ha enhancement and restoration of semi-improved chalk grassland

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Fresh new spring beech leaves, Thornden Wood, Canterbury

Lowland Beech and Yew Woodland

2025 target

Restore 92 ha; create 49 ha

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