AONB Management Plan
AONB Management Plan
The Management Plan mainly deals with land management/community issues and is a series of practical ideas to guide the AONB into the future. It encourages positive action to look after the landscape, wildlife, historical and cultural heritage of the AONB, whilst also recognising the importance of a healthy rural economy. In addition it helps people to enjoy the area and to solve problems where conflicts exist.
The Management Plan is not concerned directly with planning issues. These are dealt with by regional planning guidance and the various Local Development Frameworks prepared by the Local Authorities. They are the main documents that guide planning decisions in the AONB.
The Management Plan is a statutory document that complements the Local Authority Plans and provides an agreed approach to looking after the area. Nothing in the Plan is compulsory however - action will only take place through partnership and co-operation.
The Plan is prepared on behalf of the three Local Authorities by the AONB Joint Advisory Committee, which represents farming, conservation, community, recreation and Local Authority interests. The Committee also acts as a focus for putting the Plan into action.
The Management Plan discusses various issues affecting the AONB. It sets out recommendations and makes a number of proposals. The 2009 - 2014 Management Plan was adopted in May 2009, following consultation with interested organisations and local people.
To access the Management Plan please view the files below, or contact Paul Jackson at the AONB Unit.
2009-2014 Management Plan (3.42MB)
2009-2014 Sites Map (1.63MB)
2009-2014 Supplementary Technical Information booklet (266KB)
Strategic Environmental Assessment Report on the AONB Management Plan (1.16MB)
A document showing the comments received during the public consultation phase in December 2008 is also available.
Schedule of responses to 2009-2014 draft Management Plan (148KB)
2004-2009 Management Plan Action Programme (173 KB)
The Management Plan is implemented via an Annual Action Programme, which is updated and approved each year by the Joint Advisory Committee. Follow this link to view the current Annual Action Programme
To view the work completed during 2011/12 please click here