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Workers standing by last removed pole

Low Voltage Undergrounding

Coast & Heaths AONB, together with the other national landscapes (AONBs and National Parks) in Eastern England, work with UK Power Networks and Natural England to remove unsightly overhead electricity lines.

Storm over Rive Alde

Estuaries & Coast

It’s all in the name. The special qualities of the Coast & Heaths AONB are defined by the coastal position as much as by it’s terrestrial habitats.

The Blyth, the Alde & Ore, the Deben and the Stour & Orwell estuaries meander into the Suffolk and Essex coastlines, each attracting community support, visitor interest and various forms of designated status.

Boat on beach

Marine Pioneer Project

The Marine Pioneer explored the value of nature in social, ecological and economic terms to understand how a ‘natural capital approach’ could work in a local setting.

This project informed the Government’s 25 Year Environment Plan and helped raise the profile of nature’s value in East Anglia.

National Grid power lines near Aldringham

Landscape Enhancement Initiative

The objective of the Landscape Enhancement Initiative is to reduce the visual impact of National Grid’s existing infrastructure (pylons, wires and substations) and enhance the quality of the affected landscapes.

50th Anniversary National Lottery Heritage Fund

As Suffolk Coast and Heaths and Dedham Vale celebrate their 50th Anniversary we have an exciting project that aims to encourage residents and tourists to engage with the local landscape through photography.

Group of people after planting tree

Other Successes

Take a look at some past projects and recent successes.

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