People are being urged to have their say on a five year plan for the North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The Draft Management Plan will be open to consultation until December 3 and adopted for March 2019.

It includes a vision, objectives, policies, performance indicators and some priority actions, but it has been decided to produce annual delivery plans rather than a five year one, due to new domestic agricultural and environmental policies and Brexit.

AONB manager Jenny Carey-Wood said: “We really welcome the opportunity to hear from those who live and work in or visit this landscape to set out the priorities for the North Devon Coast AONB now, especially with a once in a lifetime government review of protected landscapes and an opportunity for change with new agricultural and environmental policies.”

It can be viewed at and hard copies can be seen at Barnstaple and Bideford libraries; North Devon Council offices at Lynton House, Barnstaple and Ilfracombe; Torridge District Council at Riverbank House; Combe Martin Museum; and Braunton in the Countryside Centre until November 3, then at Braunton Library.

Consultation responses can be provided in writing to the AONB at Taw View, North Walk, Barnstaple, EX31 1EE or by email to