Planning introduction

firefox The Planning area of our site is divided into three sections - Recent Applications & Decisions, Development Control (both the province of the Local Authorities)the AONB Management Plan, managed by the AONB Unit. We also publish a list of the planning applications, in the AONB, registered over the last 4 weeks, courtesy of the Wye Valley AONB Unit.

In Recent Applications & Decisions we highlight any applications that could have a significant impact on the AONB and which we believe will be of interest to both our membership and the wider public

Development Control is about control of actual development projects as they occur, through the management of Planning Applications.

The AONB Unit's Management Plan deals with conservation and enhancement projects for the benefit of present and future generations. The AONB Unit works with a Joint Advisory Committee and many partners, including Government bodies and voluntary organisations.

We also maintain a list of planning applications within the AONB, covering the last 12 months. This information is kindly provided by the Wye Valley AONB Unit who collate it from the various Planning Authorities.

Each section here is but a brief introduction to its topic. More than that is beyond the scope of this website. Each planning body works differently so methodology, nomenclature, timings and presentation differ between them.

The links on the right to lead to further links to the relevant areas of the three Local Authority websites where the various sub-topics are covered in more detail.