As part of consultation about plans to plant three new woodlands in the borough, interested residents have an additional opportunity to make comments and understand more.

The council’s woodlands establishment team will be on hand at Chislehurst library on Thursday 25 April, from 1pm to 3pm to answer questions and share further detail about the woodland planting proposals.

Interested people are encouraged to attend the drop-in session at the library where planting proposals for the Edgebury Grazing Land and Kemnal Road sites will be particularly showcased. Detailed information about the proposed woodland designs will available, along with concept plans, which can also be viewed online.

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, with the Woodland’s Establishment Project supporting the council’s Net Zero vision by enhancing the environment and offering long-term benefits to biodiversity, air quality, and residents' well-being.

In addition, answers to questions received earlier in the consultation period have been published on the website as a way of sharing additional information more widely.

Following the public consultation, the feedback from residents will help shape the plans, which will form part of a grant application to the Forestry Commission which is being prepared by the council’s Forestry Agent.


For media enquiries, please contact Andrew Rogers, Head of Public Affairs, on 020 8461 7670 or email

Published: 19th April 2024