Published October 2008
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The project is an initiative from Medway and Gravesham Borough Councils, supported by Greening the Gateway Kent and Medway. The objective of project was to build a picture of agriculture in the study area and how Local Authorities and local initiatives can apply this to projects in an incentive, planning and development context. The study area covers the non-developed areas of Medway, in the rural and the rural urban fringe locations on the Hoo Peninsula, in the Medway Valley, and areas to the south and east of the built up parts of Medway around Capstone and Rainham. It also includes eastern areas in Gravesham borough in Higham and Shorne.
This study aims to understand the components and magnitude of the Ecological Footprint of Kent with a view to identifying actions which will decrease the Footprint in line with regional targets and the global imperative to achieve one planet living to realise a sustainable future for all.