Management Plan

The Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 (CRoW Act) requires local authorities to review management plans for AONBs every five years.


The AONB Partnership organisations sign a commitment to implement the plan, and agree to share a common vision for the long term care of the AONB.

The current management plan is available to download:

If you would like to be posted a copy of the Management Plan please email us.


Dedham Vale AONB and Stour Valley Management Plan 2021-26

The draft plan will be out for consultation from 1st Feb 2021 to midday on 5th April 2021. 

We would welcome your opinion on the contents of the plan either through a 10-15 minute survey, or by emailing in your comments on the draft plan. Thank you for your support.