Decision details

18/00002 - To adopt and deliver against The County Parks Strategy 2017-21

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Community and Regulatory Services

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Kent Country Parks Service manages nine country parks across the county. A further five countryside sites are managed by Infrastructure. The draft 2017-21 strategy builds on the vision and objectives of the previous strategy, but critically develops further the links to health outcomes that the Country Parks offer supports; and it also includes a commitment to further improve our understanding around our customers and potential customers.


The vision is “to provide an inspirational and sustainable countryside experience for Kent’s residents and visitors.  It is supported by three strategic aims:


1.    Provide a network of high quality and biodiverse country parks

2.    Increase visitors to the country parks particularly at off peak times and among underrepresented groups

3.    Ensure the service is as self-sustaining as possible



As Cabinet Member for Community and Regulatory Services, I agree to adopt and deliver against The Country Parks Strategy 2017 – 2021.

Publication date: 01/03/2018

Date of decision: 01/03/2018

Effective from: 09/03/2018

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