The Landscapes Review of National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty was produced by a team of experts led by Julian Glover and was published in September 2019.
This landmark report provided a thorough analysis of what nationally protected landscapes are achieving and what they could achieve and do better in the future. The report recommended some exciting and inspiring proposals to ensure that our special landscapes are healthier, greener, more beautiful and open to everyone.
The Landscapes Review recognised the achievements of the family of 34 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in England, but recommended that National Parks and AONBs could work together better to be a positive force for the nation.
About the Chilterns AONB
‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)’ is a formal designation for an area of land that is of national importance for its natural beauty. Read more about what makes the Chilterns landscapes special, and learn about the contribution of AONBs to the national economy and tourism each year.
Our response to the government consultation
In April 2022, the Chilterns Conservation Board responded to the government consultation and recommended that the government double AONB budgets over that Parliament (three years). We stated that a dynamic and progressive funding formula and package of measures should reflect both the government’s ambition and the future needs of society and of these special landscapes. You can read our full submission below.
UK Government announces new plans to accelerate the recovery of nature in England’s National Parks and AONBs
The Chilterns Conservation Board welcomes the government's plans to better deliver nature recovery.
The ‘Glover Review’ provided a once-in-a-generation opportunity to understand and improve the vital role of Protected Landscapes in England.
We are committed to working with our stakeholders to “explore the case for and against the Chilterns having enhanced status or being designated a National Park” and to “review the boundary of the protected area to cover the wider area of the Chilterns landscape that merits it.”