The AONB Partnership engages in policy development in a number of ways. For example we have submitted joint reports and policy recommendations with the Blackdown Hills AONB Partnership as part of the development of the new East Devon District Local Plan, which was adopted on 28 January 2016. We will, where appropriate, develop local policy either for the AONB specifically, or jointly with other parties.  

Policy Guidelines - Horses and bats 

Horse ownership is high in East Devon and as a result, following earlier work with regional partners, we have developed guidelines for equestrian development in the AONB. The Equestrian Guidelines can be viewed here. A supporting document with background evidence can be viewed here

We are currently working with EDDC on the development of policy for development and bats. Details will be added here when available. 

Regionally and nationally we work through the National Association for AONBs. We find that a nationally recognised body, speaking with a united voice, carries significance, weight and influence in a way that small AONB units are simply not able to.

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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