Draft AONB Management Plan 2019-24

The AONB Management Plan is a statutory document which the local authorities are required to produce jointly.  It aims to influence and guide organisations and individuals on a wide range of topics. The Management Plan is reviewed every five years.  After a process of review during 2017 and 2018, involving many people, the draft Management Plan for 2019-24 has been prepared.  It has been through public consultation and will be approved by both councils in June.  The document can be downloaded below:


The three main sections of the Plan are based on its high level aims:

  • Land management supporting natural beauty and landscape
  • Planning for a sustainable economy and communities
  • People enjoying and caring about the landscape

Other downloads related to the new draft Management Plan:

Local Area Sections, key issues and priorities:


Previous Management Plan

The Management Plan for 2014-19 was approved in February and March 2014 by Shropshire Council and Telford & Wrekin Council, and can be downloaded below:

Shropshire Hills AONB Management Plan 2014-19 as approved (text version)

The Management Plan has the following Key Delivery Priorities for 2014-19:

  • o  Joining up the conservation effort
    o  Valuing the AONB in planning and decisions
    o  Supporting a sustainable land management economy
    o  Supporting enjoyment and a visitor economy in harmony with the AONB
    o  Raising awareness and participation, especially among young people
    o  Local working with communities.

Other downloads related to the 2014-19 Plan:

Some descriptive sections adapted from the Management Plan can be found in other web pages in this section: