Cornwall AONB Management Plan Review

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The Cornwall AONB Management Plan is a statutory plan. It is Cornwall Council’s duty under the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 to produce the Management Plan and review it every five years.

The Management Plan sets out the policies and actions by which Cornwall’s protected landscape should be managed. Cornwall AONB covers approximately 27% of Cornwall and is unique as it is made up of 12 separate geographical sections, all diverse and distinctive with different management actions to conserve and enhance their individual landscape and special character. A section of the Tamar Valley AONB is also in Cornwall but is managed and administered separately. As is, the Isles of Scilly AONB and the North Devon AONB. There are approximately 95 parish/town councils that are within or have some of the Cornwall AONB in their parish/town.

Map shows 12 sections of the Cornwall AONB shaded in green

The current Management Plan 2016-2021 is due for review. The Cornwall AONB Unit team undertake this task on behalf of the Council in consultation with the Cornwall AONB Partnership organisations, stakeholders, Parish/Town Councils, general public, community groups etc.

The Public Consultation Survey we ran during the Autumn 2020 is now closed. Thank you to those of you that responded to the survey questions to provide much needed local knowledge for managing landscape and sustainable development within the AONB communities and telling us about any landscape issues and pressures in your area/areas of interest.

Please check this page and the Cornwall AONB website for further updates on the Management Plan Review process. If you registered to this hub page to provide a survey response, we can send you updates on progress of the drafting of the new Management Plan.

Please note: The current 2016-2021 Management Plan remains valid during this review period. Following a consultation with the AONB Partnership and key stakeholders the review period will be extended to enable the AONB Partnership to reflect on Covid-19, to account for government’s response to the Landscape Review in a more considered way and to ensure that the approach to public consultation is planned in a sensitive and inclusive manner which can be dynamic to changing restrictions. The new Management Plan is intended to be ready for publication at the beginning of 2022.

The Cornwall AONB Management Plan is a statutory plan. It is Cornwall Council’s duty under the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 to produce the Management Plan and review it every five years.

The Management Plan sets out the policies and actions by which Cornwall’s protected landscape should be managed. Cornwall AONB covers approximately 27% of Cornwall and is unique as it is made up of 12 separate geographical sections, all diverse and distinctive with different management actions to conserve and enhance their individual landscape and special character. A section of the Tamar Valley AONB is also in Cornwall but is managed and administered separately. As is, the Isles of Scilly AONB and the North Devon AONB. There are approximately 95 parish/town councils that are within or have some of the Cornwall AONB in their parish/town.

Map shows 12 sections of the Cornwall AONB shaded in green

The current Management Plan 2016-2021 is due for review. The Cornwall AONB Unit team undertake this task on behalf of the Council in consultation with the Cornwall AONB Partnership organisations, stakeholders, Parish/Town Councils, general public, community groups etc.

The Public Consultation Survey we ran during the Autumn 2020 is now closed. Thank you to those of you that responded to the survey questions to provide much needed local knowledge for managing landscape and sustainable development within the AONB communities and telling us about any landscape issues and pressures in your area/areas of interest.

Please check this page and the Cornwall AONB website for further updates on the Management Plan Review process. If you registered to this hub page to provide a survey response, we can send you updates on progress of the drafting of the new Management Plan.

Please note: The current 2016-2021 Management Plan remains valid during this review period. Following a consultation with the AONB Partnership and key stakeholders the review period will be extended to enable the AONB Partnership to reflect on Covid-19, to account for government’s response to the Landscape Review in a more considered way and to ensure that the approach to public consultation is planned in a sensitive and inclusive manner which can be dynamic to changing restrictions. The new Management Plan is intended to be ready for publication at the beginning of 2022.