The Causeway Coast and Glens Heritage Trust (CCGHT) launched the 2020-2025 Causeway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Action Plan on Tuesday 27th October 2020.
Extending for 30km along the North Antrim Coast the Causeway Coast AONB is home to stunning landscapes including the Giant’s Causeway and Causeway Coast World Heritage Site and lots of vibrant and distinctive communities.
Nikki Maguire, Project Manager with CCGHT said ‘We developed this plan through consultation with the local community and the Causeway Coast AONB Management Forum to identify issues facing the natural environment and to ensure that everyone can access and enjoy our beautiful area. This plan gives us and the Forum a focus and drive for the next five years!’
The five-year Action Plan carries on the mantle of the 2013-2023 Causeway Coast AONB Management Plan and supports internationally recognised natural heritage designations such as Areas of Special Scientific Interest (ASSI) and Natura 2000 sites.
Nikki continued ‘We are delighted to virtually launch this plan. We know the area is facing challenging times due to COVID-19, however by working in partnership with local communities, Council, NIEA and National Trust to name a few, we can support the area’s natural environment and resilient communities.
Among other activities outlined in the Plan, CCGHT will work with schools and youth groups to inspire environmental champions whilst calling on local artists to capture the landscape in a showcase exhibition. Over the next five years further projects will be undertaken in partnership to restore, protect and recognise the outstanding Causeway Coast landscape
Visit CCGHT on Facebook or ccght.org to get your copy of the Action Plan. CCGHT appreciate the collaboration and cooperation of all involved in the development of this 2020-2025 Causeway Coast AONB Action Plan.