The Management Plan is the prime document which sets out the vision for the area and the priorities for its management. Under the Countryside and Rights of Way Act the AONB Management Plan has to be reviewed every 5 years by the constituent local authorities. The review of the Management Plan is delegated to the Joint Advisory Committee and the AONB Unit
The Management Plan 2009-14 is available in hard copy or can be downloaded below.
If you have any queries please contact Andrew Blake, AONB Officer at the Wye Valley AONB Office, Hadnock Road, Monmouth NP25 3NG, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can view the review process of the Management Plan below with the tracked changes the Management Plan to see the modifications made to the Post Consultation draft management plan (February 2009). The Modifications report is also available below.
The modifications are based on The Environmental Report (November 2009) which come from the completion of the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and Habitats Regulation Assessment (HRA).
The previous Management Plan 2004-9 is also availalbe.
The plan can be viewed also at the following Council Offices
Chepstow One Stop Shop
Monmouth One Stop Shop
Forest of Dean District Council Offices, Coleford
Swan House Ross-on-Wye
Garrick House, 71 Widemarsh Street, Hereford
Copies of the plan have been placed in the reference section of the libraries at Chepstow, Coleford, Monmouth, Ross-on-Wye and Hereford.
You can also review the Wye Valley Evidence Base pdf prepared by the Centre for Rural Research and contains statistical socio-economic data
Wye Valley Evidence base
The public consultation produced 546 comments from 29 individuals and organisations and from four workshops attended by 68 people throughout the AONB in an event held at Ross-on-Wye. You can view and download the document with tracked changes to see the modifications made to the consultation draft management plan 2009 2014 together with the table of comments and responses.
Post Consultation Draft
A partnership between the AONB Unit, Ross-on-Wye Town Council and Natural England have started tree management work on the banks of the Wye where it passes through Ross, to benefit biodiversity and create river views.
If you are 14-18 years old and love exploring the countryside of the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean, then the Wye Valley AONB Youth Ranger programme is looking for you! Come along to our Taster Day on September 30th.