AHNE Bryniau Clwyd / Clwydian Range AONB

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Plans and strategies

Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty are regarded as some of Britain’s most treasured landscapes. Along with the National Parks they represent our finest tracts of countryside.

A new era for these areas dawned when the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 established a new framework for their management and protection.

The publication of the Manangement Plan for the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley AONB is the first over arching 5 year strategy for the newly extended AONB which now includes parts of the Dee Valley.  The plan for the first time brings together the special qualities and features of both the Clwydian Range and the Dee Valley and unifies them with a single set of goals.  It identifies those features, across the new AONB, that make the landscape special, from nationally important wildlife habitats to historic monuments, and sets a clear agenda for investment in them. 

But this detailed five-year plan also recognises the landscape owes just as much to the communities living, working and enjoying leisure time in the area as to its physical features. 

It recognises the array of benefits and services the landscape provides for us, essential in our daily lives, and the delicate eco-systems that hold this complex network together.

Only with the engagement of all those concerned, the local communities, farmers landowners, visitors and public bodies, have we been able to agree a vision for the future of the AONB. 

AONB Supplementary Planning Guidance Note (SPG)

AONB Supplementary Planning Guidance Note (SPG)

The three local planning authorities covering the AONB – Denbighshire, Flintshire and Wrexham – have prepared and adopted an AONB Supplementary Planning Guidance Note (SPG) in partnership with the AONB. The document provides detailed advice for prospective developers, planning officers and others about how to successfully accommodate development in and around the AONB without harming the special qualities of the area. The SPG is an important consideration in the determination of planning applications and planning appeals.

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Part One - AONB Management Plan Strategy 2014 - 2019

Part One - AONB Management Plan Strategy 2014 - 2019

This management plan is the first over arching 5 year strategyfor the newly formed Clwydian Range and Dee Valley AONB.  It is a plan for all those with an interest in the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley and has been prepared by the AONB Unit in close collaboration with key partners and stakeholders, including landowners and custodians of key features.  This is a five year plan for the entire community of the AONB not just the AONB Unit.  It is a plan plan for the AONB, its communities, businesses, visitors and organisations and will require all who have an interest in the AONB to work together to achieve its aspirations.  It will ensure that the AONB purposes are being delivered whilst contributing to the aims and objectivers of other strategies for the area.   

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Part Two - State of the AONB Report - 2014 - 2019

Part Two - State of the AONB Report - 2014 - 2019

Report on the Special Features and Qualities of the AONB

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Part Three - Action Plan 2014 - 2019

Part Three - Action Plan 2014 - 2019

Action Plan for the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley AONB - 2014 - 2019

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Clwydian Range and Dee Valley AONB Sustainable Tourism strategy

Clwydian Range and Dee Valley AONB Sustainable Tourism strategy

This provides a framework for developing sustainable tourism in the AONB – taking full account of the need to conserve the area’s special environment and heritage and maintain the quality of life of local communities.

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