The Mendip Hills and You

Tuesday 17th September 2013

The Mendip Hills and You
Consultation on the Draft Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Management Plan 2014-19 continues until 4th October 2013.

The Plan is a comprehensive summary of priorities to protect this nationally important area for future generations. Prepared by the Mendip Hills AONB Partnership the Plan when finalised will be adopted by the local authorities as required under the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000

For each of the 8 themes; Landscape, Biodiversity and geodiversity, Historic environment and cultural heritage, Recreation, access and tourism, Natural resources, Land Management, Development and transport, and Participation, issues, objectives and actions are identified.

 ‘As one of the country’s finest landscapes, the AONB is for people who live and work in the area as well as for the nation to enjoy. Our challenge is to ensure that the Mendip Hills retains it unique landscape and special character whilst maintaining and supporting communities’ said Cllr Dawn Hill, Mendip Hills AONB Partnership Chairman.

The Draft Management Plan and its accompanying Draft Delivery Plan are on the AONB web site Mangement Plan Review page.