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 2019 – 2024
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.