Above River Dart

River Dart

Cliffs at Kingston

Management Plan

Producing a Management Plan is a statutory requirement for every Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Its purpose is to:

  • Highlight the special qualities and significance of the AONB.
  • Present a vision for the future of the AONB.
  • Set out objectives and policies to secure the vision.
  • Identify what needs to be done, by whom and when.
  • State the condition of the AONB and how the effectiveness of its management will be monitored.
  • Reflect the views and aspirations of a wide range of AONB stakeholders and parties with an interest in it.
  • Co-ordinate the work of different partner organisations.

Management Plan Review

The South Devon AONB Management Plan is currently being reviewed. Read more

Management Plan 2014 - 2019

The South Devon AONB Management Plan covering the period April 2014 to March 2019 has been formally adopted by South Hams District Council, Devon County Council, Torbay Council and Plymouth City Council.

The Plan can be downloaded below. This is the third statutory AONB Management Plan for the South Devon AONB.

The Management Plan has two elements: Part 1 - The Strategy and Part 2 - The Delivery Plan. The Delivery Plan is revised and updated on an annual basis. The 2015 - 2016 version can be downloaded below.