Reference Library

Landscape Character (PDF)

The Dedham Vale Landscape Character Assessment was published in 1996.

Aerial view of Dedham

Aspiration for Boundary Review

It was an aspiration since 2009 of the Dedham Vale AONB and Stour Valley Partnership, a grouping of around 26 organisations with an interest in the area, to extend the nationally designated AONB boundary. 

A man overlooking the dramatic scenery

Landscapes Review

In May 2018 the government asked for an independent review into National Parks and AONBs. The review’s final report was published on 21 September 2019. It was led by Julian Glover.

AONB Infographics (JPG)

An infographic summarising the key Coast & Heaths AONB facts and insights from March 2019.

Landscape view of a river

Stour Valley Heritage Compendia

Managing a Masterpiece (MaM) was a three-and-a-half-year programme to understand, conserve and celebrate the landscape of the Stour Valley.

As part of the evaluation of Managing a Masterpiece a series of Stour Valley Heritage Compendia were produced.

Group of people walking in the field

State of the AONB Report 2018 (PDF)

This State of the AONB Report was commissioned in 2018 by the Dedham Vale and Suffolk Coast & Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) team and Combined Joint Advisory Committee to provide evidence on the current status of a number of indicators relating to the state of the protected landscape. You can also view a story map summary.

Volume and Value of Tourism 2020 Report – Dedham Vale (PDF)

The Volume and Value of Tourism reports aim to examines the volume and value of tourism and the impact of visitor expenditure on the local economy and provides comparative data against previously published data.

Clare Castle Country Park

Volume and Value of Tourism 2020 Report – Stour Valley (PDF)

The Volume and Value of Tourism reports aim to examines the volume and value of tourism and the impact of visitor expenditure on the local economy and provides comparative data against previously published data.