The Glover Report on National Parks and AONBs has just been published.
Disappointingly, there is no good news for the Jurassic Coast in East Devon – the only new national park suggested is in the Chilterns, with a new national forest based on Sherwood Forest and consideration for a new national park in Dorset only – though in a later part of the report East Devon is confusingly listed for consideration with Dorset!
See page 121 and 153 here:
This is in no small part due to the reluctance of the previous administration to support a move to include East Devon, as it did not want to lose control of planning. East Devon Alliance put in a submission to support a national park but it wasn’t enough to sway the report writers.
The report had much to say about enhancing AONBs but it needs the will of local politicians to act on its recommendations.
So, all in all, not the best news for our area.