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AONB Management Plan

The Countryside and Rights of Way Act, 2000 (The CROW Act) places a duty on the local authorities for the Norfolk Coast AONB to jointly produce an AONB management plan and to review the plan at 5-yearly intervals.

The Norfolk Coast Partnership undertakes review of the AONB Management Plan and coordination of its implementation on behalf of its local authority partners under their statutory duties.

The legislation requires these local authorities 'to act jointly to prepare and publish a plan which formulates their policy for the management of the AONB and for carrying out their functions in relation to it' - but in practice, the plan extends to a much wider group of partners who also have important management functions.

The Management Plan is the framework for all organisations with a role in management of the AONB. All Partners have worked together to produce and agree the contents of the Management Plan and are committed to its delivery.

The plan consists of a five year strategy, which sets out the framework for management, and an action plan which is reviewed at least annually.

The management plan in the web site structure

The structure of this web site has been based on the AONB Management Plan. The main pages (see menu bar above), apart from the 'active map', are based on sections of the five year strategy plan.

The 'Managing natural beauty' page corresponds to the introductory sections of the plan (sections 1 and 2) plus sections 3.2 and 3.3 looking at the condition of the area's natural beauty and drivers of change.

The 'Natural beauty of the area' page corresponds to section 3.1, 4.1 and 4.2 of the plan, looking at what constitutes its unique natural beauty and the natural and historic components of this.

The 'Living and working' pages correspond to sections 4.3 and 4.4 of the plan, looking at local livelihoods and communities.

The 'Understanding and enjoyment' page corresponds to section 4.5 of the plan, looking at access, recreation and eductaion.

The vision, key issues, and objectives and policies for each of sections 4.1 to 4.5 of the plan are included within the relevant web pages. They also contain additional information that is not contained within the management plan, as well as links to other sources of information relating to that topic.

We hope this will help web site users to understand the area and the Norfolk Coast Partnership's approach to managing it, which aims to conserve and enhance its 'natural beauty' (the statutory purpose of its designation) while they use the site.


Previous management plans

You can find previous management plans and associated documents in our publications archive