Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 9°C

min temp: 9°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Gallery: From seascapes to saltmarsh, from culture to car parking - framework for the future of an outstanding natural asset is all-encompassing

12:00 02 March 2014

Saint Andrews church, Covehithe

Saint Andrews church, Covehithe

A little delayed, but worth the wait, a new management plan for the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty has been officially launched, as John Grant reports.

shares
Outstanding Natural Beauty’s Manager Simon Amstutz, right, holds their new management plan with speakers key speakers Elspeth Gibson, Julian Roughton, David Wood and Alex Paul at the Thorpeness Hotel and Gold Club on Friday, 21 February. Outstanding Natural Beauty’s Manager Simon Amstutz, right, holds their new management plan with speakers key speakers Elspeth Gibson, Julian Roughton, David Wood and Alex Paul at the Thorpeness Hotel and Gold Club on Friday, 21 February.

A total of 56 objectives and 155 actions are set out in the new Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB management plan and while they vary in scale and level of ambition, all fit neatly under the umbrella of the buzzwords – “conserve” and “enhance” – that underpin the document.

On the theme of coast and estuaries, the plan foresees actions such as the development of a seascape character assessment to “support marine development decision-making” and the encouragement and delivery of projects to restore inter-tidal habitat, particularly saltmarsh. It aims to encourage co-operative approaches to managing commercial, recreational and environmental interests on estuaries and it aims to increase understanding in relation to recreation and disturbance in sensitive coastal and estuarine areas.

On land use and wildlife, wide-ranging aims and objectives include delivery of low-voltage undergrounding schemes and increasing awareness of the range and importance of the AONB’s cultural and natural heritage. It seeks to “avoid, mitigate and offset” impacts from major infrastructure developments in or adjacent to the AONB and it seeks conservation management that helps wildlife adapt to climate change, enabling greater dispersal across the landscape.

The plan has an objective to ensure that farming in the AONB is “profitable but sustainable and appropriate to location” and it seeks to increase the area of land within the AONB that is in agri-environment schemes.

Action plan for the Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB

A total of 56 objectives and 155 actions are set out in the new Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB management plan and while they vary in scale and level of ambition, all fit neatly under the umbrella of the buzzwords – “conserve” and “enhance” – that underpin the document.

On the theme of coast and estuaries, the plan foresees actions such as the development of a seascape character assessment to “support marine development decision-making” and the encouragement and delivery of projects to restore inter-tidal habitat, particularly saltmarsh. It aims to encourage co-operative approaches to managing commercial, recreational and environmental interests on estuaries and it aims to increase understanding in relation to recreation and disturbance in sensitive coastal and estuarine areas.

On land use and wildlife, wide-ranging aims and objectives include delivery of low-voltage undergrounding schemes and increasing awareness of the range and importance of the AONB’s cultural and natural heritage. It seeks to “avoid, mitigate and offset” impacts from major infrastructure developments in or adjacent to the AONB and it seeks conservation management that helps wildlife adapt to climate change, enabling greater dispersal across the landscape.

The plan has an objective to ensure that farming in the AONB is “profitable but sustainable and appropriate to location” and it seeks to increase the area of land within the AONB that is in agri-environment schemes.

It seeks to develop annual campaigns to promote sustainable tourism and increase marketing for tourism outside the peak months.

It aims to manage recreation and access to avoid conflicts with conservation objectives and support communities in the management of “visitor-hotspot” car parking.

The AONB administers funds that offer grant aid to many local projects and the plan aims to continue supporting them. It aims to “promote carbon reduction in local communities” and offer increased opportunities for young people to become involved with the AONB.

It seeks to develop annual campaigns to promote sustainable tourism and increase marketing for tourism outside the peak months.

It aims to manage recreation and access to avoid conflicts with conservation objectives and support communities in the management of “visitor-hotspot” car parking.

The AONB administers funds that offer grant aid to many local projects and the plan aims to continue supporting them. It aims to “promote carbon reduction in local communities” and offer increased opportunities for young people to become involved with the AONB.

shares

0 comments

Rail passengers will be bussed to Newbury Park Tube station.

A 100-strong fleet of buses was rolling into action today to keep passengers moving between East Anglia and London as the first weekend rail line closure takes effect.

Ipswich Crown Court.

An Ipswich mother accused of helping herself to £27,000 of her 25-year-old son’s money while he was in a care home has told a court he let her use some of his money to pay her debts.

The launch of a campaign for better mobile phone signal in Boxford and South Suffolk with MP James Cartlidge.

Improving mobile phone signals in rural Suffolk could be a matter of “life and death”.

One fire crew was called to the blaze.  Photo: ARCHANT LIBRARY

Firefighters were called to put out a fire involving the flue of a woodburner at a property in Mendlesham.

Tommy Leggett does a marathon around the Weston Homes Community Stadium to raise money for his ill son. Photo: Richard Blaxall/Colchester United

A Colchester United fan is set to run almost 40 miles from the club’s home ground to Essex rivals Southend United to raise money for his sick son who has a rare condition.

Traffic

The A14 has reopened after a seven-vehicle crash on the A14 this evening.

Oscar Fitzgerald

A man from Lowestoft who raped a 12-year-old girl after meeting her online has been jailed.

Most read

Fred Olsen Travel Sale

cover

Click here to view
the Fred Olsen
Travel Sale

View

Most commented

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Streetlife

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24