The council is seeking views about the establishment of extensive woodlands on three available and under used land sites in the borough.

The council is proposing this woodland establishment project to further green the borough and provide long-term benefits that will support the council’s Net Zero vision, including:

  • Providing essential habitats for wildlife and plants
  • Adding recreational spaces
  • Mitigating flood risk
  • Supporting improvements to air quality
  • Providing carbon offset benefits

There are three proposed sites for woodland establishment:

  • Edgebury Grazing Lands, Slades Drive, Chislehurst, BR7 6JY
  • Kemnal Road, Imperial Way, Chislehurst, BR7 6JR
  • World’s End Lane, Chelsfield, BR6 6AS

Each of these sites have been previously used as grazing land but have been under-used in recent years.

Working with a Forestry Agents Maydencroft, the council has developed concept designs for each of these sites and provided further site descriptions to help explain the vision for woodland establishment at these locations.

Woodland establishment proposals and concept plans

We want your feedback

The council is inviting residents, visitors and other interested parties to provide their feedback on these proposals by completing the woodland establishment survey.

Woodland establishment survey

The revised plans and responses to the feedback will be published here and submitted to the Forestry Commission in the early summer. If the proposals are supported, the council will apply for additional funding to deliver these woodland establishment projects, including from the Forestry Commission, who have provided grant funding to allow these feasibility works to take place.