AONB Management Plan 2014-2019

Please note – The public consultation for the 2019-2024 Management Plan review is now closed. However, the draft of this plan and accompanying documents are available online at

Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) are designated by the Government for the purpose of ensuring that the special qualities of the finest landscapes in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are conserved and enhanced.  The primary purpose of AONB designation is to conserve and enhance the natural beauty of the area.

Local authorities (with responsibilities for AONBs) have a statutory duty to produce these Plans in order to demonstrate how these protected landscapes can be conserved and enhanced. The AONB Partnership then undertakes this process on their behalf.

The Tamar Valley AONB is a hugely important piece of the countryside. There is a Management Plan that sets out how we and our partners will look after the area. With the activities of the local communities, farmers, landowners, businesses and visitors we can help influence, protect and conserve the future of the Tamar Valley AONB.

This Plan forms a revised strategy for the Tamar Valley AONB from 2014–2019. It has been developed through an extensive consultation and review process with a wide range of agencies, organisations and individuals who live and work in the area.

TVAONB Management Plan 2014-2019 COVER

Tamar Valley AONB Management Plan 2014-2019*

Tamar Valley AONB Management Plan 2014-2019_Summary Document*

Annex 1a: Landscape Character Area and Special Qualities – Updated March 2014*

Annex 1b: Landscape Character Area and Special Features – Updated March 2014*

2 year Delivery plan – Updated August 2017*

Tamar Valley AONB Monitoring Report 2013*

View the AONB Annual review to see how the AONB team is working to deliver this plan


Management Plan review documents:

TVAONB Environment Report Updated*
TVAONB Environment Report: Non Technical Summary*

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