Government Review of National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB’s) including Hollingbourne. – Your chance to have a say!

Hollingbourne Parish Council has been advised of a Review of National Parks and Areas of Outstanding National Beauty including the North Downs AONB which includes Hollingbourne.

The following message has been received from the Kent Association of Local Councils:

From: Terry Martin [mailto:chief.executive@kentalc.gov.uk] Sent: 23 November 2018 11:46

Subject: Glover review – A call for evidence on the future of National Parks and AONBs

 

Dear Member Councils in the Kent Downs and High Weald AONBs

This is to alert you to the opportunity to feed into a national review of National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs).

When announcing the review Environment Secretary Michael Gove said:

‘For so many of us our love for nature is intrinsically linked with our protected landscapes, from holidays spent in National Parks to weekend rambles across our Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. We want to ensure the people who live, work in and visit these cherished places have a say in their future. As we look afresh at these precious landscapes, I look forward to hearing from everyone who shares an interest in conserving and enhancing them for the next generation.’

We have been made aware of this Call for Evidence because KALC is represented on the Kent Downs AONB Joint Advisory Committee. We hope that you might take the time to respond to the Call for Evidence.

To find out more and complete the form please follow this link https://www.gov.uk/government/news/public-to-have-say-on-new-national-parks. The deadline for responses is 18 December.

Kind regards

Terry Martin

Chief Executive

Kent Association of Local Councils

Tel 01304 820173

Website: www.kentalc.gov.uk

Pictured below are the North Downs above Hollingbourne.

The North Downs AONB viewed from All Saints’ Church in Hollingbourne.