Landscapes for Life
Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) are some of the UK’s most cherished and outstanding landscapes.
Draft Management Plan 2020-2025
The public consultation draft Management Plan for 2020-2025 is available to download in the following formats.
There was a 12 week public consultation period which closed in January 2020. There were also two public ‘drop-in’ sessions to discuss the Plan with AONB staff on Monday 2nd December 2019 at The Mackenzie Hall, Brockweir, and Wednesday 11th December at the Larruperz Centre, Ross-on-Wye.
The comments and responses to the consultation draft are being assimilated and the post-consultation draft Management Plan will be presented to the Wye Valley AONB Joint Advisory Committee in November 2020 and will be published here. The finalised and adopted Plan will replace the current AONB Management Plan 2015-20.
A hard copy of the consultation draft Management Plan can also be posted to individuals on request by contacting the AONB Unit on 01600 713977 or firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to Wye Valley AONB Office, Hadnock Road, Monmouth NP25 3NG.
The Management Plan also falls under the requirements of European Directives on Habitats Regulation Assessments (HRA) and Strategic Environmental Assessments (SEA). These will also be published here. Consideration will also be given to undertaking a broader Sustainability Appraisal for the Management Plan given the importance of the social and environmental context in this area. Formal guidance is awaited from Welsh Government on whether a Health Impact Assessment may also be required, but potentially that could also be wrapped into the same overall appraisal.