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Nov 30, 2015

Spending Review update

Good news for protected landscapes

Last week’s autumn statement included the following:
•    £3 billion investment to safeguard England’s countryside through the Common Agricultural Policy, and protection of over £350 million funding for public forests, National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty over the Spending Review period
•    Funding for National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty will also be protected, and National Parks will be given legal flexibilities to allow them to build sustainable, long-term revenue streams and boost growth in rural areas.
This good news owes a great deal to the consistent (and persistent) work of the National Association for AONBs team on our behalf.  It is very welcome national recognition, at the highest political level, of the much-valued work of AONB Partnerships across the country.