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North Pennines AONB Management Plan and Design Guide

Date published


North Pennines

The AONB Management Plan was produced by the North Pennines AONB Partnership Staff Unit on behalf of the five local authorities of the North Pennines.

The Countryside and Rights of Way (CROW) Act (2000) states that, in relation to Local Authorities, AONB Management Plans are intended to "...formulate their policy for the management of their Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and for the carrying out of their functions in relation to it."

The first statutory AONB Management Plan for the North Pennines was produced by the AONB Partnership in 2004. The current Management Plan sets out the agenda for the conservation and enhancement of the AONB for the 5 years between 2009 and 2014.

If you would like to discuss the AONB Management Plan please contact the Planning Policy section on 01768 817817 or email

The North Pennines AONB Management Plan 2009-2014 (North Pennines AONB Partnership website)