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AONBs role in planning should be strengthened

Words: Laura Edgar
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A review of national parks proposes that the stature of national parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) should be strengthened in the planning system – with AONBs given statutory consultee status.

The review, led by writer and journalist Julian Glover, also recommended that, where appropriate, AONBs should be supported to work within local plans for their areas, prepared in conjunction with local authorities.

The independent review suggests that a National Landscapes Service should be established to support and hold to account national parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty .....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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