Now in its 29th year, the Downlands Partnership provides an established urban fringe countryside management service, enhancing the local environment for people and wildlife.
The aims of the Partnership encompass the whole range of countryside management activities relating to access, landscape, biodiversity, sustainability, information and community involvement. The Partnership area contains a variety of habitats and features, but is dominated by the important and threatened chalk downland habitat found on the scarp and dip slopes of the North Downs.
Its area of operation covers countryside sites, many being LNRs and/or SSSIs (Local Nature Reserves/Sites of Special Scientific Interest) in northeast Surrey and adjoining parts of Croydon and Sutton. The rolling chalk hills and associated valleys give rise to stunning scenery; the sites are managed in partnership with local authorities and private land owners.
Downlands Partnership, Consort House