Who designated AONB?

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Who designated AONB?

Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) are designated by Government under the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act 1949, solely on account of their natural beauty and with the aim of conserving and enhancing it.

Do permitted development rights apply in an AONB?

Permitted Development is restricted on Article 2(3) land, but this means a National Park, the Broads, an AONB, World Heritage Site or a Conservation Area.

How do I know if I live in an AONB?

You will need to contact your local authority to establish this. Some will have online maps to enable you to look up the AONB areas. You can look the locations of AONBs via the DEFRA MAGiC Map. Look under Designations/Land Designations/Statutory within the table of contents.

What’s the difference between a national park and an AONB?

The National Planning Policy Framework confirms that AONBs are equivalent to National Parks in terms of their landscape quality, scenic beauty and their planning status. AONBs are largely managed by local authority advisory committees or Partnerships, whereas National Parks require a special authority of their own.

Is New Forest AONB?

The majority of the national park is located in Hampshire with a small part in the north located in Wilshire, when designated in 2005 the New Forest incorporated the former South Hampshire Coast – Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) within its borders.

Can you extend a house in an AONB?

Under Class A, the temporary right (until 30 May 2016) to build larger domestic extensions is excluded in an AONB. But, with these exceptions, other extensions and alterations within Part A can still be built within an AONB.

How do I check my AONB status?

To designate an AONB , Natural England must issue an order under section 82 of the CROW Act for the purpose of conserving and enhancing the natural beauty of that area. Before making an order to designate or vary an AONB , Natural England must: decide if a proposal meets the natural beauty criterion.

Is New Forest an AONB?

Hampshire has two National Parks and three Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs). The areas are: New Forest National Park. Cranborne Chase AONB.

When is Class A excluded from an AONB?

Under Class A, the temporary right (until 30 May 2016) to build larger domestic extensions is excluded in an AONB.

Why is there no development in an AONB?

The question arose because the AONB in question encompasses a great number of towns and villages, most of which contain undistinguished housing far removed from anything that could possibly be described as being of outstanding natural beauty.

Where is the AONB in the Gower Peninsula?

The area covered under the AONB designation covers an area starting from close to Mumbles in the east to Middleton in the west to Crofty in the north to Oxwich in the south. The AONB area covers the majority of the Gower Peninsula apart form the north eastern corner.

How does an AONB affect the natural beauty of the area?

The limited contribution (if any) that even the most undistinguished part of any settlement within an AONB makes to the natural beauty of the area does not affect the position in any way.