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Outcomes for Northumberland Coast AONB Management Plan

Projects funded through the Programme will be expected to deliver against the following aspects of the Northumberland Coast AONB Management Plan 2020-2024

The Management Plan Priories for the Northumberland Coast AONB are:


Management Plan Priorities



To conserve and enhance importance habitats and populations of important species. 



To conserve the historic environment of the AONB and enhance the distinctive heritage assets.



To ensure that the conservation, enhancement and restoration of the landscape and special qualities of the AONB is integrated into all land-use management and development decisions. 



To maintain existing levels of tranquillity and increase them where possible.



To ensure that there is a strategic overview of tourism ensuring that its future development and management is planned to support its role in the local economy in a way that conserves the environment and special qualities of the AONB.



To support farmers to produce high-quality food whilst ensuring that the landscape, historic features and wildlife habitats are conserved and enhanced. 



To enable communities in and around the AONB to have the opportunity to play an active part in its management and a say in shaping its future. 



The value of the economic, social and environmental contribution that the AONB makes to life in North-East England is recognised and understood. 



The AONB is available as an outdoor classroom to a greater range of people for informal and formal education and that this learning provides support for the conservation and enhancement of the AONB.



The AONB, its villages, beaches, open countryside and facilities are clean and welcoming places to visit.



The AONB is an accessible place for everyone to enjoy for quiet recreation that improves both physical and mental health in a tranquil environment. 



People have opportunities to contribute to the conservation and enhancement of their local area.




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If you have a question about the Farming in Protected Landscapes Programme, please email or call 07517 555887

Alternatively, you can fill in the enquiry form and a member of the team will get back to you. 


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