Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: For Determination
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Purpose: to adopt the management plan
The production of a management plan was a statutory requirement. All nine constituent councils within the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty had responsibility to adopt the plan, which had been produced by the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’s Council of Partners. This had councillor and officer representation from each constituent council.
The plan was split into key themes covering landscape, rural land management, biodiversity, the historic environment, natural resources, development, communities, tourism leisure and access. Climate change was a cross-cutting theme also. The policies and actions in the plan supported the fight against climate change. For example, policies aimed at supporting landscape scale habitat restoration and providing habitat linkages both helped the natural environment to adapt to the impacts of climate change and were tackling the causes with the creation of new habitats. Cabinet welcomed this.
Cabinet supported the recommendation to adopt the management plan.
RESOLVED: to adopt the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Management Plan 2019-2024.
Report author: Dominic Lamb
Publication date: 19/08/2019
Date of decision: 01/08/2019
Decided at meeting: 01/08/2019 - Cabinet
Effective from: 10/08/2019