Dorset AONB Annual Forum: Views on your Landscape

Meetings are being held at :-

Blandford Forum on Thursday 8th March 18:00 – 20:00

Bridport on Tuesday 20th March 18:00 – 20:00

Wareham on Wednesday 21st March 18:00 – 20:00

The countryside around you is truly outstanding - a unique and nationally important protected landscape which underpins the economy, health and wellbeing of the people who live and work here.

This year, we need to review and refresh the 5 year Dorset AONB Management Plan and are keen to hear your views on the key landscape issues and opportunities you face in your area.

The Dorset AONB Management Plan is a statutory document recognised in the planning process, highlighting the special qualities of the landscape as well as the pressures on it.

The Management Plan also identifies how we can collectively conserve and enhance this nationally important landscape and helps us prioritise where our funding is best spent. Over the past 5 years, more than £5.8 million has been channelled into landscape management through the Dorset AONB Partnership itself, but it has also helped prioritise funding and activity by our partners.

Before starting work on the new Management Plan, we are very keen to hear the views of local communities which will form an important foundation for the new plan. Please do join us at one of our Annual Forum evenings dedicated to collecting the views of parish & town councils, neighbourhood planning groups and place based community groups. The Forum will be repeated in 3 locations with a free light supper which will be available from 6pm.

For more information and to book, please contact Theresa McManus at [email protected] or on 01305 228246, or at the address below. If you can’t attend, there will be a formal 12-week consultation on the draft Management Plan from mid-August to mid-October and you will be notified when this starts.

To see our current Dorset AONB Management Plan 2014-19 visit

Dorset AONB Project Support (Working part-time on Mondays, Tuesdays, and every other Wednesday)

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