Kent County Council

Kent County Council




1st Floor, Invicta House, County Hall, Maidstone ME14 1XX, United Kingdom


United Kingdom


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Kent County Council is a county council that governs most of the county of Kent in England. It is the upper tier of elected local government, below which are 12 district councils, and around 300 town and parish councils. Its unique, rich and diverse environment provides significant benefits to the county’s economy and the health and wellbeing of its residents. It is one of the most wildlife-rich counties in the UK; a result of its varied geology, 350 mile coastline, landscape history, southerly location and proximity to the continent. Its high quality, diverse landscapes, seascapes, resources and assets are valued by residents, businesses and visitors alike.

Protecting and enhancing these assets supports the visitor economy and attracts inward investment, supporting sustainable growth and developing new markets whilst improving the health and wellbeing of residents (and society as a whole). To that end, the county has a Strategy for Environment, Health & Economy that seeks to provide support to decision-makers in ensuring that the county of Kent remains the highly desirable location of choice for visitors, residents and businesses. Delivery of the strategy will support a competitive and resilient economy, with business innovation in low-carbon and environmental services driving economic growth.