Management Plan Review

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Will you help to shape the future of the North Wessex Downs?

The North Wessex Downs AONB is a nationally protected landscape of international significance. It is valued for its dramatic wide views across open, rolling downland which contrast with more intimate, wooded landscapes and river valley meadows dotted with historic features from the ancient Avebury World Heritage Site to compact spring-line villages along the slopes of the chalk hills.

These landscapes and the wildlife they support are some of the special features of the North Wessex Downs. Their future is protected and enhanced through an AONB Management Plan, a legal document which is adopted by all the local authorities in which the North Wessex Downs sit.

Every five years the AONB Management Plan is reviewed. As part of this task we are have launched a public consultation to gather views on the draft Management Plan to cover the period 2019-24. This is your opportunity to make known your thoughts and ideas on this draft Plan.

Everyone is important in this process; your ideas, comments, thoughts and suggestions can all help us to shape the Management Plan which will influence our work and the future of the North Wessex Downs. It’s an opportunity to let us know what you love about the area, and how you think that change over the next five years should be managed to best safeguard the natural beauty of the AONB.

In particular, please consider if the key issues, Strategic Objectives for the Plan period (2019-24) and AONB Policies seem right from your perspective. Do let us know if you think they are right; if they are incomplete or deficient (and if so, tell us why and what changes you would like to see), or if there is anything that has been overlooked (again, with your thoughts on how to improve the Plan).

There is a 12 week period in which you can make your views known to us, ending at 5pm on Friday 23rd November 2018.  Please make specific comments about issues, locations or topics which are of particular concern or interest to you, giving us as much information as possible on the part of the plan you are referring to.

Download the Consultation draft Management Plan 2019-24

How to contribute to the Consultation

Please fill in the form below.  Alternatively, you can download an electronic version of the feedback form (in Microsoft Word), add your comments and email it back to us at info@northwessexdowns.org.uk, or download a PDF Version, of the form, fill it out and post back to us at:

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

Using the form will help us to analyse responses to the Consultation. However, we welcome comments by email or by mail to the addresses above.

ABOUT YOU

We need to know who you are, but supplying these other details is optional.  Any personal information you provide will enable us to correspond with you about the work of the North Wessex Downs AONB Partnership.
Your details will be stored securely, and not shared.  Details of how we manage your details can be found in our Privacy Policy at: www.northwessexdowns.org.uk

Name*
Organisation (if applicable)
Postcode
Email Address
Please tick the box which best describes you/your organisation
     
     
     
Other (Please Describe)

YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE PLAN

CHAPTER 1. INTRODUCTION AND VISION

To what extent do you agree with the vision?
     
     
Chapter 1 - Do you have any comments or suggested amendments?

CHAPTER 2. LEGAL AND POLICY FRAMEWORK FOR THE MANAGEMENT PLAN

Chapter 2 - Do you have any comments or suggested amendments?

CHAPTER 3. THEME 1 : THE LANDSCAPE

Chapter 3 - Do you have any comments or suggested amendments?

CHAPTER 4. THEME 2 : RURAL LAND MANAGEMENT

Chapter 4 - Do you have any comments or suggested amendments?

CHAPTER 5. THEME 3 : BIODIVERSITY

Chapter 5 - Do you have any comments or suggested amendments?

CHAPTER 6. THEME 4 : HISTORIC ENVIRONMENT

Chapter 6 - Do you have any comments or suggested amendments?

CHAPTER 7. THEME 5 : NATURAL RESOURCES

Chapter 7 - Do you have any comments or suggested amendments?

CHAPTER 8. THEME 6 : DEVELOPMENT

Chapter 8 - Do you have any comments or suggested amendments?

CHAPTER 9. THEME 7 : COMMUNITIES

Chapter 9 - Do you have any comments or suggested amendments?

CHAPTER 10. THEME 8 : TOURISM, LEISURE AND ACCESS

Chapter 10 - Do you have any comments or suggested amendments?

IMPLEMENTING THE PLAN

We will be particularly interested to learn your views on how you, your community, your organisation, your business or any groups with which you are involved (public authorities, commercial organisations, NGOs, etc) could contribute to achieving any of the Strategic Objectives and or AONB Policies set out in the Plan. This would help us to build up the ‘Stakeholder Engagement’ chapter to be added to the next draft of the plan.

Your Comments

GENERAL COMMENTS

Do you have any more general comments or suggested amendments?
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