MEMBERS of the public are being invited to have their say on a draft management plan for the beauty spots within the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley.

A consultation has been launched for the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty draft Management Plan 2020-2025.

Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) contain some of the most beautiful, spectacular and dramatic areas of countryside in Wales and have strict guidelines for the conservation of landscape.

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The Clwydian Range and Dee Valley AONB covers approximately 390 square kilometres, stretching from the coastal hills near Prestatyn to the north and extending as far south as the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and the Berwyn Mountains.

It includes land in Denbighshire, Flintshire and Wrexham and is managed by the three county councils with Denbighshire County Council as the lead authority for the joint AONB committee.

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Cllr Tony Thomas, Denbighshire Council’s lead member for housing and communities, and chair of the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley AONB Joint Committee, said: “In late 2020, Denbighshire County Council on behalf of the joint AONB committee carried out a consultation which was used to help develop this draft management plan.

“Now the draft management plan has been written, the AONB committee is keen to understand whether the contents and aims reflect what people told us was important.

“We know that many residents and visitors enjoy visiting the area every year and it is therefore important people have their say on the future management of the AONB by taking part in this consultation.”


The consultation runs until April 20 and to get involved and have your say, click here

Hard copies of the management plan are available for viewing in: Loggerheads Country Park Visitor Centre, Ruthin Road, CH7 5LH Llangollen Library, Castle Street, Llangollen, LL20 8NU.

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