In May 2018 the government asked for an independent review into whether the protections for National Parks and AONBs (Areas of Outstanding natural Beauty) are still fit for purpose. Jo Sweetman, a member of the support team to the review panel, will talk about some of the findings from the report, published on 21st September 2019.
October 7th 2019
The Bristol Hotel
In May 2018 the government asked for an independent review into whether the protections for National Parks and AONBs are still fit for purpose. In particular, what might be done better, what changes will help and whether the definitions and systems in place are still valid. The review, led by Julian Glover a government advisor, published their final report on 21 September 2019 with recommendations including a night under the stars for all school children in these special places and 1000 new rangers to welcome people to these landscapes.
We want our national landscapes to work together with big ambitions so they are happier, healthier, greener, more beautiful and open to everyone.
In the 70 years since the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act, our country has changed immensely. One thing has remained the same, however: the affection of
a large and varied part of our fellow citizens for the places this review covers. They really are England’s soul and we should care for them as such.