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Management Plan Consultation

Have your say on the future of the Coast & Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty!

The Coast & Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty covers an area of around 170 square miles (441 square kilometres) stretching from Kessingland, near Lowestoft, in the north, to Parkeston near Harwich on the southern shore of the Stour Estuary to the south.

As part of our work towards the new 2023-2028 Management Plan for the Coast & Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, we are currently seeking feedback on the proposed plans for the future of our special landscape, which is due to be published later in 2023.

We would like your comments on the draft version of the next Management Plan which is now available as part of the formal public consultation.

The Management Plan details how the Coast & Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is managed for the next five years. In a time of great change the aspiration for this plan is to balance the environment, social and economic needs of the area, its residents, visitors and wildlife.

The Management Plan has been developed by a consensus of partners representing environmental, economic and social interests. It sets out how to deliver an area that balances the needs of the environment, business and people, a designated landscape fit for the 21st century.

Your comments are important and your views are valued. Please view the draft consultation PDF document. If you require this document in another format for accessibility reasons, please email

The consultation process is via a 15-minute online survey, or by emailing your comments on the draft document to The draft plan will be out for consultation until midday on Wednesday 2nd August 2023.

Map of the AONB