The East Devon AONB Partnership is made up of a wide range of organisations, businesses and volunteers who are committed to working together to conserve and enhance the natural beauty of the East Devon AONB.
In consultation with communities and organisations active within the AONB, the Partnership is responsible for developing and delivering a five-yearly Management Strategy on behalf of East Devon District Council and Devon County Council.
The Partnership Plan
The Partnership Plan is our five-year management strategy. It identifies key issues facing our AONB, sets out long term objectives for its future and highlights the actions needed to conserve our landscape.
The Annual Review outlines the work of the AONB Partnership and team over the last financial year; working with partners on environmental, community and rural economy projects across East Devon AONB.
The Partnership holds two business meetings a year. In addition we hold a summer seminar each July, held at varying AONB locations, as well as an Annual Meeting.
Meeting Schedule 2021
- 25 February
Ambassadors online event
- 21 April
- 6 – 8 July
NAAONB Conference – Devon (virtual).
*Our usual July ambassador/partnership field event has been cancelled this year due to the National Conference.
- 23 September
Annual Meeting and Acland Award (date & details tbc)
- 17 November
Partnership meetings are open to press and public. Opportunities are available for items tabled by the public to be part of the meeting with prior notice of 14 days (unless otherwise approved by the Chairperson). Contact us for meeting-specific details.
Minutes from previous meetings available on request.
PRINCIPLE AIMS OF THE AONB PARTNERSHIP
- To promote the AONB and the Management Strategy to all the constituent organisations and others
- To co-ordinate work towards a vision for the AONB via the implementation of the Management Strategy
- To review and monitor progress of the Strategy and its objectives
- To consider, debate and recommend courses of action on the main issues relating to the AONB.
CHAIR OF THE AONB PARTNERSHIP
2019-21 Alistair Handyside, CLA
2015-19 Graham Godbeer
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)
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.
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We lead, partner and support projects that focus on a wide range of themes, including landscape and heritage, environmental quality and climate, biodiversity, recreation and tourism.