East Devon AONB Partnership

The principal aims of the Partnership are to:

  • Promote the AONB and the Management Strategy to all the constituent organisations and others
  • Co-ordinate work towards a vision for the AONB via the implementation of the Management
  • Review and monitor progress of the Strategy and its objectives
  • Consider, debate and recommend courses of action on the main issues relating to the AONB
  • Accommodate new requirements due to changes in AONB legislation

The composition of the Partnership is representative of land-owning, environmental and community interests in the AONB. (For more details use the links to the right).The Partnership holds 2 business meetings a year and a summer seminar/site visit at locations across the AONB as well as an Annual Meeting.

Chairman of the AONB Partnership

2015-19        Graham Godbeer (East Devon District Council)

2011-15        John Wilding (Clinton Devon Estates)

2009-11        Donald Campbell (Axe Vale and District Conservation Society)

2007-09        Mike Ellingham (National Farmers Union)

2005-07        Margaret Rogers (Devon County Council)

2003-05        Tony Reed (East Devon District Council)

An Annual Review is produced each year outlining the work of AONB Team/Partnership and others in delivering the AONB Management Strategy. See here for the 2017/18 Annual Review.

2018 Meeting schedule

25 April  - Business meeting - Kennaway House

11 July - Field meeting - Woods and Water  (Colyton) A series of presentations from our partners followed by a site visit to the river Coly. Please click on the following to access the presentations from this event.

Kate Tobin - Forestry Commission - Trees and landscape 

Gemma Cater - Devon CC - Flood Risk in Devon 

Yog Watkins - West Country Rivers Trust - Catchment Sensitive Farming/Natural Flood Management  

Tim Youngs - Blackdown Hills AONB - Woods for Water 


20 September - Annual Meeting and Acland Awards (5-9pm, The Beehive, Honiton)

14 November - Business meeting - Kennaway House

(Please contact the AONB Team for further details) 

Contact Us

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 AONB

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

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