Kent Environment Strategy

A strategy for environment, health and economy

Kent faces unprecedented growth and change over the coming decades. The Kent Environment Strategy (KES) recognises and addresses the challenges and opportunities that this will bring.

Working together through the strategy and across sectors, the task is to continue to support economic growth whilst protecting and enhancing our natural and historic environment and creating and sustaining communities that are vibrant, healthy and resilient.

A shared vision and successful collaborations will result in actions that will ensure that Kent is a place of choice to live, work and visit.

Our strategy has 3 themes:

  • building the foundations for delivery
  • making best use of existing resources, avoiding or minimising negative impacts
  • working towards a sustainable future.

Latest update

We are no longer reporting the progress on the KES strategy yearly. For the latest environmental updates, learn more about:

Last updated: 13 May 2024

What we’ve achieved so far

Together partners, communities and businesses have been working to enhance and make the most of Kent’s environmental benefits.

Read the strategies

Performance indicators

We update our performance indicators, as well as latest status and trends, each quarter.

KES performance indicators - March 2021 (PDF, 1.9 MB)


We measure how residents perceive, use and prioritise different aspects of the environment.


We summarise some of the KES activities that have taken place, and the impact these actions are having.

Implementation progress

We report on the progress that has been made under each activity in the implementation plan.

Other published reports

Work on the Kent Environment Strategy is supported by PASSAGE which is identifying and developing opportunities to collaboratively develop low carbon policies in the Dover Strait area.