North Wessex Downs AONB, Units 3-4, Denford Manor, Lower Denford, Hungerford, RG17 0UN
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AONB Management Plan

Management Plan 2014-19

Management Plan 2014-19The North Wessex Downs AONB Management Plan presents objectives and policies that partners can apply to help conserve and enhance this nationally important landscape. The Plan also contains priorities that the North Wessex Downs team intends to lead or carry out with others.

You can download a full copy of the Management Plan 2014-19 here (4.2 mb)

The Plan was submitted to Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for natural environment and science Lord de Mauley in December 2014 after approval by our partners.

Lord De Mauley said of the Plan:

"AONBs are, and will continue to be, landscapes of change. Management plans such as this are vital in ensuring these changes are for the better. I would like to thank all those who were involved in bringing this plan together and I wish you every success in bringing it to fruition."

We are grateful to all those who have assisted in the preparation of this Management Plan. In particular the experts who helped to edit thematic chapters; the project board who oversaw the process; Members of the Management Working Group, who gave guidance; and Local Authority officers for their assistance in gaining adoption by our partners.

We would also like to thank Byron Carron, Chairman of the Council of Partners 2010-14 for his leadership and support.