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Nominations invited from amenity groups for AONB Partnership Committee

The South Devon AONB Unit is inviting nominations from amenity groups for  a representative to serve on the AONB Partnership Committee. Nominations should be submitted by Monday 2nd October. The election will take place at the AONB Annual Forum at  Venus cafe, Blackpool Sands on Thursday 5th October.2017. 

Purpose of the Committee:

To provide a strategic lead in the protection and care of the South Devon AONB.
To oversee the preparation of the AONB Management Plan.
To promote awareness of the special qualities and national status of the AONB.
To provide guidance to the work of the AONB staff unit.
To advise on projects and activities that benefit the AONB

The Partnership Committee is made up of:

  • The four AONB local authorities (South Hams District Council, Devon County Council, Torbay Council and Plymouth City Council);
  • Statutory agencies (Natural England, the Environment Agency. Historic England and the Forestry Commission);
  • The National Trust
  • The University of Plymouth
  • The Slapton Field Studies Centre
  • Seven members representing community interests.

What kind of person is needed?

The AONB Partnership Committee aims to have members who:

Bring to the Partnership a wealth of experience and expertise of their own and of their respective organisations.
Have a good knowledge of the area and understanding of local issues.
Are committed to the purposes of AONB designation and management.
Can act as an advocate for the AONB through their respective organisations.
Attend the Partnership Committee meetings.

Are active outside the scheduled Partnership Committee meetings


The full Committee normally meets four times a year, at different venues around the AONB, on a Friday.  The meeting in the morning is usually followed by an optional afternoon visit in the locality to examine topical issues in more detail.  There are also occasional additional meetings such as the annual open forum

Finding out more

For an informal chat about what is involved or about the process, please telephone Roger English the AONB Manager on 01803-861384. A full copy of the Partnership Committee terms of reference and constitution can be sent on request, or find out more on

For further  information and a nomination form please see Amenity group  representative