Public notices

Countryside sites

In response to your feedback we have decided to retain ownership of five countryside sites we had previously considered for transfer to local organisations interested in taking over their management and operation. These sites are:

  • Bluebell Hill Picnic Site, near Chatham
  • Dryhill, near Sevenoaks
  • The Larches, near Detling
  • Parkwood, near Appledore
  • Preston Hill, near Eynsford.

The clear opinion expressed by members of the public and other stakeholders is that Kent County Council continue to own and operate these sites.

We fully appreciate the environmental significance of these sites and recognise that they are highly valued by their local communities.

We have received expressions of interest from several organisations wishing to become involved with each of the five sites, and we would welcome further ideas and contributions from all stakeholders and users of the sites. Please email