The Kent Rural Evidence Base

The importance of Kent’s rural areas is often underestimated. Yet, just over 85% of our land area is classified as rural, and almost a third of the population live in rural areas. Rural areas also contribute significantly to the economy with more than a third of Kent’s total businesses being located in rural areas.

The Kent Rural Evidence Base Report was created to inform the Kent Rural Delivery Framework. Further work has since been undertaken on rural access and rural disadvantage to augment this research.

Download the Kent Rural Evidence base by subject:

PDF Icon mini Introduction and Executive Summary

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PDF Icon mini Rural Community

PDF Icon mini Rural Economy

PDF Icon mini Rural Environment

PDF Icon mini Annex 1

PDF Icon mini Annex 2

PDF Icon mini Rural Access to Services 2008

PDF Icon mini Kent and South East Rural Deprivation Update report

The agricultural sector and rural businesses in Kent- Evidence Base

Rural Broadband in Kent