Ightham is a picturesque, beautiful village in
an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), Kent.
The village is steeped in history:
- Gun Powder Plot was hatched here
- National Trust's famous Ightham Mote
- Ightham Court a Grade II* Listed building.
The village is custodian to:
- Metropolitan Green Belt
- Special Site of Scientific Interest (SSSI)
- Ancient Woodlands
- Home to the largest Great Crested Newt population in West Kent
There are TWO THREATS being imposed on this beautiful, historical village:
Ightham village prides itself by being surrounded by rural landscapes, orchards and woodland. Its neighbouring villages, Borough Green, Wrotham and Platt are all historical, rural communities, with families who have lived in these parts for generations BECAUSE they enjoy their setting and surroundings. Natural springs, streams and ditches, endangered species, flora and fauna, ancient woodlands, historical buildings, beautiful countryside, rolling hills - why destroy a rural evironment and give in to industrialisation and unsustainable, costly disproportionate housing figures? Have your say and make a difference...