A Draft Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Management Plan 2014-19 is now available for comment until 4th October.
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 such as Mendip Society, lead on the Management Plan review for the local authorities and is calling for input from interested groups, organisations, farmers and local communities. Your views can help ensure the Plan is addressing the right issues.
The Draft Management Plan 2014-19 reflects the changed context and priorities since the last plan was produced. Accompanying the Draft Plan is the Draft Delivery Plan setting out actions to deliver the Management Plan.
This consultation has been mainly designed for access online. If you need the materials in another format, please contact Sarah Jackson, Mendip Hills AONB Unit Manager, by phone on 01761 462338 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Mendip Hills AONB has a vacancy on its Partnership Committee which officers are hoping to fill with a representative of the CLA.
If you are interested in joining this committee please contact Norma Newby NNewby@somerset.gov.uk]