Landscapes for Life
Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) are some of the UK’s most cherished and outstanding landscapes.
A Joint Advisory Committee (JAC) has overseen the Wye Valley AONB since 1972. Unlike a National Park Authority, the JAC is not a planning authority. The role of the Joint Advisory Committee is one of advising and guiding the statutory authorities regarding issues within the AONB. The JAC has, for many years, been a strong partnership, its constitution and membership reflecting the cross-border nature of the AONB. The committee meets formally three times a year, usually in early March, July and November in the Forest of Dean District Council Chamber in Coleford. Agendas & Minutes are available here.
The JAC formally endorses the statutory Management Plan for the AONB every five years and it oversees the delivery of the Plan and the AONB Unit Business Plan. The JAC is supported by a Technical Officers Working Party, AONB Steering Group and the AONB Unit. This governance structure offers the benefits of local accountability through elected members and access to specialists, with both local and national knowledge, supported by dedicated professional staff. Monmouthshire County Council provides the Clerk to the JAC.
Local Authorities (voting)
Officers in attendance &/or in the Technical Officers Working Party (TOWP)
Forest of Dean District Council
Gloucestershire County Council
Monmouthshire County Council
Natural Resources Wales
Wye Valley AONB Unit
2pm Monday 1st November 2021 (venue tbc)
JAC meetings are usually held on the first Monday of March, July & November at 2pm