Planning/Advice/AONB Map

Planning controls and the implementation of planning policy has a significant role to play in the conservation and enhancement of the landscape and its wildlife.

They are also important tools in ensuring appropriate development is linked to the social and economical well-being of the communities living in the AONB.

The AONB Partnership has no statutory role in planning but it does engage in planning consultations through the AONB Team under an agreed protocol with Devon County Council and East Devon District Council. We use a landscape character based approach to our involvement in planning and policy work.

Advice and consultancy work

As a result of increasing demand we have developed policies on how we will deal with approaches for advice on planning and development and consultancy work. Please see our Planning and Advice page.


The boundary of the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

The East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty covers 103 square miles includes 18 miles of coast and all or part of 29 parishes

View East Devon AONB in a larger map

The AONB boundary data above has been provided by Natural England under the Open Government Licence, as it contains, or is derived from, information supplied by Ordnance Survey © Crown copyright and database right 2011. All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100022021.  Click here for Terms of Use.

This map is for illustrative purposes only, for more detailed boundary information please contact your local planning authority.

For more detail

Devon County Council have produced an extremely informative 'Environment Map' for the county, covering a range of designations, features and sites, ranging from footpaths to commons, heritage sites to species. Click HERE to view.

The Dorset Explorer map has more contoured boundary line of the East Devon AONB and other AONB's.

Contact Us

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

Tel: 01404 46663

Email : info@eastdevonaonb.org.uk

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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 www.aonb.org.uk

The South West Protected Landscapes Forum also 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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