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Up on the Downs Landscape Partnership

Up-on-the-downs-green-bottom-New-Strap-smallUp on the Downs is £2.5 million scheme which aims to make a major contribution at a landscape scale to the conservation of the heritage of the Dover and Folkestone area. This will be achieved through practical measures to enhance and conserve the built and natural heritage and encouraging participation in and enjoyment of one of the country's most easily recognisable landscapes. The scheme is largely funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, with the remainder being contributed by our partners and the Kent Downs and Marshes Leader Programme. The scheme is hosted by Dover District Council.

What we do

The aims and objectives of Up on the Downs, including the full range of projects we will be delivering, are contained in the Landscape Conservation Action Plan. This document pulls together information gathered during the development of the scheme and analyses what the needs are for the landscape and communities. It is effectively a management plan for the scheme area.

The first year of the scheme will see the recruitment of staff, the setting up of the scheme’s administration, as well as a number of key projects getting underway.

Some of the projects happening in 2013 are:

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Get involved

Throughout the life of the scheme there will many opportunities and ways to get involved. To find out more please contact Richard Haynes on 01304 872130 or email

About the Partnership

The Up on the Downs Landscape Partnership Scheme includes Dover District Council, Shepway District Council, Kent County Council, Kent Downs AONB Unit, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership, Kent Wildlife Trust, National Trust, Eurotunnel, Natural England, Dover Town Council, Pent Valley Technology College, National Farmers' Union, Canterbury Archaeological Trust and Kent Police.





Tel: 01304 872130


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