AONB Management Plan

"The natural beauty of the East Devon AONB landscape, its dramatic World Heritage Site coastline, internationally important habitats and species and its cultural heritage, is conserved, managed and enhanced to support and benefit present and future generations."

This vision statement above is contained in and guides the delivery of the current East Devon AONB Management Strategy (2014-19). The Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 (The CROW Act) brought with it a statutory duty for all local authorities to produce Management Plans for Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty within their jurisdiction and to review them at least every five years.

The Management Strategy has now been reviewed and adopted by East Devon District Council and Devon County Council. Through core funding from Defra and the local authority partners the AONB Partnership and Team will work with our partners and communities for the next five year period to help conserve and enhance this outstanding environment.


Links to the revised Management Strategy and Delivery Plan are below.

Management Strategy

Delivery Plan

Executive Summary


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East Devon AONB Partnership
Kennaway House
Coburg Road, Sidmouth
EX10 8NG

Tel: 01404 46663

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About Us

In England and Wales our finest landscapes have been conserved through designation as National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, AONBs.

The East Devon AONB was designated in 1963 and is one of 46 AONBs across the UK.

A National Association for Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty exists to provide general information about AONBs

The South West Protected Landscapes Forum exists to provide information and a regional voice for the 14 Protected Landscapes that together make up 38% of the South West of England.

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