Producing a Management Plan is a statutory requirement for every Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Its purpose is to:
The South Devon AONB Management Plan covering the period April 2019 to March 2024 has been formally adopted by South Hams District Council, Devon County Council, Torbay Council and Plymouth City Council.
This is the fourth statutory AONB Management Plan for the South Devon AONB; the Plan can be downloaded below. A minor update is required to reference the adopted Joint Local Plan and the annexes are to be finalised.
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 2019 - 2020 version can be downloaded below.
A number of the images used in the Plan were taken by entrants in AONB photo competitions. We are grateful to competitors for the use of their pictures.
P6 & 10
P9 & 18-19
P16-17 & 28-29
P20-21 & 50
James Walker Photography
Nick Shepherd (Annex 7 on p50)
P24-25 & 50
P34-35 & 44-45
Tim Lee (Annex 6 on p50)
Rhiannon Maguire (Annex 5)
Jeremy Willcocks (Delivery Plan)
All other photos copyright South Devon AONB Unit