In May 2017, the ‘Future Landscapes: Delivering for Wales’ report was published with proposals for designated landscapes (Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and National Parks in Wales) and the sustainable management of natural resources in their areas. It draws on the strengths and opportunities of genuine partnership and collaboration.
The Independent Review of Designated Landscapes in Wales, commissioned by the Welsh Government, reported in the summer of 2015. This report made many recommendations covering proposals and observations on purposes, principles, vision, governance models, planning and funding. Following this, a working group, involving representatives of the national parks, AONBs, interest groups and businesses, set to work exploring the recommendations, resulting in the report recently published.
Both the original 2015 report and the most recent report can be downloaded from the Welsh Government website at http://gov.wales/topics/environmentcountryside/consmanagement/review-designated-landscapes-wales