Understanding the AONB

Getting the Green Edge - download here
A pack of information especially aimed at tourism businesses to enhance their attractiveness to visitors while also increasing environmental consideration and business resilience.  Produced with thanks to the Coastal Communities Fund.

National Landscape Character Area no 82 - download here (6mb)
The distinctive landscape character is a product of its underlying geology, shaped by the effects of the sea and the interactions of people - the Suffolk Coast & Heaths AONB character fully described.

Natural Beauty and Special Qualities Indicators - Nov 2016. This document sets out the Natural Beauty and Special Qualities of the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The document has been developed by EDF Energy, as part of their preparatory work for the proposed Sizewell project in consultation and agreement with the AONB Partnership, Suffolk Coastal District Council and Suffolk County Council.

Suffolk Nature Strategy download from the SCC website.
Promoting and supporting conservation of Suffolk's woodlands, landscapes and wildlife

A Voluntary Code of Conduct for the Stour and Orwell Estuaries 
Leaflet detailing the code of conduct for visitors to the Stour and Orwell estuaries, based on research into the causes of disturbance of esuary birds and other wildlife. Download here

Neighbourhood Planning Guidance - download here
A guide to landscape and sense of place for communities preparing Neighbourhood Plans, written by Alison Farmer

Suffolk Coastal Sea Defences Potential Landscape and Visual Effects Final Report - a Touching the Tide document June 2016, written by Alsion Farmer - download here (please note, the document is 11mb)



Guide to Non-Native invasive Plant Species - download here 
A plant guide and guidance for how to report sightings of invasive plant species, produced by the Dedham Vale AONB.

Landscape Character Guidelines for the Suffolk Coast & Heaths AONB
Fact sheets with useful information for landowners and managers working in the Suffolk Coast & Heaths AONB were previously produced (2001) - they can be seen at the Planning part of this website.  The best up-to-date information on the AONB landscape can be found at the Suffolk Landscape Character Assessment website www.suffolklandscape.org.uk

2013 LUC Value of AONBs report - LUC report is available to download.

2013 National Association for AONBs response to CAP reform download here.


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