Causeway Coast and Glens Heritage Trust are pleased to finally launch the new Management Plan for Antrim Coast and Glens Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). AONBs designate our most outstanding landscapes – Antrim Coast and Glens is one of eight across NI and was first designated in 1988.
The new 10 year Management Plan will help guide efforts to conserve, protect and promote the special character of Antrim Coast and Glens and its natural, built and cultural heritage. The new Plan seeks to support local communities to benefit more from the AONB, while championing long term sustainability and conservation efforts.
Roy Craig, chair of the Antrim Coast and Glens AONB Management Forum, said: ‘I believe that conserving and responsibly promoting the outstanding landscapes and heritage of Antrim Coast and Glens AONB benefits all who live in, work in and visit the area. Sustainable economic growth keeps rural communities thriving, while spectacular landscapes and a rich culture support healthy minds and lifestyles….I look forward to guiding the Management Forum’s partnership work with stakeholders, landowners and local communities to deliver the aspirations of this Plan.’
The Management Plan addresses some of the challenges facing the AONB over the next decade, including climate change, declining resources, inappropriate development and invasive species.
A 5 year Action Plan lays out activities to be delivered to achieve the objectives of the Management Plan and tackle challenges, with actions to be delivered by a range of stakeholders and partners.
Antrim Coast and Glens AONB Action Plan 2021-2025 can be downloaded HERE
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Check out the video below for an introduction to the new Plans and follow the Antrim Coast and Glens AONB Facebook page to stay up to date on our latest AONB work, events and opportunities.