Brownfield
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Brownfield

2025 target

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

Current resource (Kent Habitat Survey 2012)

Exact resource unknown but key sites in North Kent

Rationale

The county has some significant brownfield sites that support an extremely rich diversity of wildflowers and animals, including nationally scarce invertebrates, but often brownfield is prioritised for development. Within the county we need to better understand and quantify the brownfield resource so that, through planning, the best examples can be retained and managed; and where sites are lost, the value is understood and consequently they are properly mitigated for.