The public have from now until the 17th November 2013 to comment on revisions to the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Management Plan. The new plan will cover the period 2014 – 19.
The Plan is a comprehensive summary of priorities to protect this nationally important area for future generations. Prepared by the AONB Partnership the Plan when finalised will be adopted by the local authorities as required under the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000. For each of the Management Themes issues, objectives and actions are identified.
Looking at the Countryside, Marine and Coastal themes there have been numerous changes over the past five years, this consultation is an opportunity for the public to comment on whether the new plan has adequately addressed these changes.
AONB Manager Robin Toogood commented “The plan is not just an internal document for the AONB Partnership and Staff Unit, but provides a voice for the protected landscape itself, harnessing the actions of all who live in it, work in it or visit it. It provides a useful starting point on a range of issues, creates the priorities for action needed for the South Devon AONB and defines the special qualities of the AONB. We welcome everyone’s views whether on a single, or range of issues covered in the document.”
Details of the consultation are at : Draft Plan