Nearly 70 years after National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) were first established, an independent panel will undertake a new review of how these iconic landscapes meet our needs in the 21st century, and examine whether they are fit for the future.
Environment Secretary Michael Gove comments: “The creation of National Parks almost 70 years ago changed the way we view our precious landscapes. Amid a growing population, changes in technology, and a decline in certain habitats, the time is right for us to look afresh at these landscapes. We want to make sure they are not only conserved, but enhanced for the next generation.”
The review provides a once in a lifetime opportunity to express YOUR views on the future of our nationally important landscapes. Everyone has a chance to contribute, whether you live in a National Park or AONB, run a business in them, enjoy visiting, care about landscapes and biodiversity, or represent an organisation with views that might shape and improve the panels findings.
Click below to take part in the short survey.
The deadline for responses is the 18th December 2018.