Management Plan

Mendip Hills AONB Management Plan 2014-2019

As required by the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 (the CRoW Act) the local authorities have a statutory responsibility to review the AONB Management Plan every five years.

The Mendip Hills AONB Partnership, consisting of the local authorities, Natural England, other organisations with a land management responsibility such as Somerset and Avon Wildlife Trusts, National Trust, together with parish councils and other interested groups lead on the Management Plan review for the local authorities.

The Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Management Plan 2014-19 and Delivery Plan have been adopted by the five local authorities.

The Mendip Hills AONB is required to assess the Management Plan through the Habitats Regulations Assessment process as policies in the plan can potentially affect Natura 2000 sites.