Issue details

Revised Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Management Plans for Forest of Bowland and Arnside and Silverdale Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty

The Council, along with other relevant local authorities, has a duty as set out in Section 89 of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 to jointly prepare and review Management Plans for Areas of Outstanding Beauty that are located within Lancashire.  This work is delivered on the council’s behalf by the relevant Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Partnerships and associated staff units. 


The Management Plans for both the Forest of Bowland and Arnside & Silverdale have recently been reviewed and revised to guide the management of these designated landscapes for the period 2019 – 2024. The council needs to formally adopt Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Management Plans to continue to meet its statutory duties.


This report summarises the scope and content of the Management Plans, the public consultations carried out and the 'strategic fit' between the Plans' objectives and the Council's Corporate Strategy.


Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: Lancaster Rural East; Lancaster Rural North; Longridge with Bowland; Pendle Hill; Pendle Rural; Preston Rural; Ribble Valley North East; Ribble Valley South West; Wyre Rural East;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 16/05/2019

Anticipated restriction: Part I  -

Decision due: 16 May 2019 by Cabinet

Lead member: Deputy Leader of the County Council

Contact: Elliott Lorimer Email: Tel: 01772 533979.


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