The Blackdown Hills AONB management plan:

  • Describes the special qualities of the Blackdown Hills AONB
  • Explains why the AONB is important
  • Sets out an agreed vision for its future
  • Identifies the challenges and opportunities for the area, and how these will be tackled.

The management plan is reviewed every five years and is supported with a five-year delivery plan and an annual business plan.

2019-2024 management plan

Consultation on the draft Blackdown Hills AONB management plan 2019-2024 is open between 18 October and 30 November 2018.

Download a copy of the Draft management plan 2019-2024

Download and fill in the Management plan consultation comment form – be sure to submit any comments you may have by 5pm on Friday 30 November at the latest.

If you would like to discuss the draft management plan with a member of the AONB team, we are holding two drop-in sessions at our office in Hemyock, on:

  • Thursday 1 November between 9am and 12 noon
  • Monday 12 November between 1pm and 4pm

Blackdown Hills AONB Partnership is leading on the review of the management plan on behalf of the six responsible local authorities. Comments received will help to inform revisions to the draft plan before it is adopted by local authorities in spring 2019.

Management plan (draft)

Draft management plan 2019-2024 [pdf]

Supporting documentation

AA screening report

Appropriate assessment screening report [pdf]

State of the AONB report

state-of-the-aonb-report-2017 [pdf]

2014-2019 management plan


Delivery plan

To support the management plan, we also produce a Blackdown Hills AONB delivery plan.

This strategic document outlines how the organisations in Blackdown Hills AONB Partnership will achieve the objectives of the management plan.

Business plan

Blackdown Hills AONB’s annual business plan is an internal working document.

It sets out the key activities, core work and projects to be undertaken by the AONB team and the key members of Blackdown Hills AONB Partnership.

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