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High Weald AONB Management Plan Review Workshop: Routeways
Tue 9 May 2017, 10:30 – 13:30 BST
We are reviewing the High Weald AONB Management Plan (on behalf of our 15 local authority partners) and need your specialist input on the routeways component of natural beauty. Specifically, we would like your views on:
- the top 5 issues facing routeways
- the most important long-term objectives for routeways
- the key management targets for routeways
- the means by which progress towards these objectives should be assessed
Your contributions will help shape the new Management Plan and, ultimately, the conservation and enhancement of this special area. So come and share your knowledge and engage in collaborative discussion with other experts working in the area.
And if you can’t make it, we will be emailing forms out after the workshop for those unable to attend – and so you can give us more info if you didn’t say everything you wanted to on the day!
AONB Management Plans guide the management of the nation’s protected landscapes and are a statutory requirement of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act (CROW) 2000. The High Weald AONB Management Plan is an evidence-based document that sets out the priorities for future conservation and enhancement efforts in the area – including future agri-environment schemes – as well as providing a means for you and others to assess the impact of development on the landscape’s special character.
The event will consist of a combination of presentations and discussion groups. A rough breakdown of the day is as follows:
- 10-10.30 registration & refreshments
- 10.30 purpose of the plan and the significance the area’s routeways
- 10.40 what’s been achieved since the last plan
- 10.55 top 5 issues affecting routeways in the High Weald
- 11.25 refreshments
- 11.40 guest speaker; Jeremy Lake, historic landscape specialist formerly of Historic England
- 12 the three most important and achievable targets for routeways
- 1-2 lunch