Our work on our core issues, such as habitat restoration and climate change, is realised through our Flagship Projects.
The Chilterns Conservation Board (CCB) and its team of staff work tirelessly on core issues like managing our landscapes, influencing planning and development, promoting sustainability, engaging communities, and combatting climate change. Some of this work is realised through specific projects. We identify, plan and obtain financing for work that looks at relevant or detailed aspects of conserving the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).
Our projects have spanned a wide range of subjects over the years (from iron age hillforts to promoting local businesses), with many successes for nature, heritage and communities. Read all about our current and past projects below.
Our guiding tool is the Chilterns AONB Management Plan, which sets out the vision, policies and actions for the management of the AONB from 2019 to 2024, helping all those with a responsibility for the AONB to care for it for current and future generations. From influencing planning applications to uncovering prehistoric remains, instigating wildlife surveys to protecting rare chalk streams, all that we do is driven by our Management Plan.
Explore our Projects
Beacons of the Past
Engaging and inspiring communities to discover, conserve and enjoy the Chilterns' Iron Age hillforts and their prehistoric chalk landscapes.
Chalk, Cherries & Chairs
The fascinating heritage of the Central Chilterns provides a wealth of opportunities to explore, conserve, protect and celebrate our landscape.
Chalkscapes is an exciting new partnership project designed to inspire people to understand and care for the North Chilterns’ chalk landscape.
Chilterns Chalk Streams Project
A partnership of agencies, organisations and volunteers all committed to conserving our threatened chalk streams and the wildlife they hold.
Farming in Protected Landscapes
Supporting the farmers, land managers and people who live and work in the AONB to help protect nature and heritage.
Mend the Gap
Enhancing the areas of the Chilterns and North Wessex Downs AONBs that have been impacted by the Great Western Railway.
Open for Business: Promoting tourism in the central Chilterns
A three-year programme to build a vibrant visitor economy in the Central Chilterns that includes festivals, events, communications and marketing.
River Chess Smarter Water Catchment
Making our vision for the River Chess catchment to be a jewel in the heart of the Chilterns a reality.
An archive of our completed projects. Find out about previous conservation efforts, our successes, and opportunities we have carried forward.