Solway Coast AONB Managegment Plan
To highlight success at a time of cutbacks seems particularly appropriate within my foreword and pride of place goes to the delivery of our largest project to date the £3,400,000 Solway Wetlands Project.
Our long serving AONB Manager, Dr Brian Irving, was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s birthday honours list for his contribution to Nature Conservation and Heritage in Cumbria. A fantastic personal achievement for Brian and shared by his family and friends and an award thoroughly deserved,
Taken from foreword by AONB Chairman.
I am delighted and honoured to commend to you this far sighted vision and the far reaching strategies which have been developed to realise it, in cooperation with a partnership involving you all, individuals, volunteers, statutory bodies, towns, villages, landowners, schools and many special interest groups. We have all one thing in common – a love for our Solway Coast and Plain which has been handed down to us from those who went before, which we now hold in trust and which we intend to hand on to future generations, not only intact but enhanced, with the magic preserved and prosperity secured.
Taken from foreword by AONB Chairman
Management Plan Executive Summary
The Solway Coast AONB covers 115 sq km of the Cumbrian landscape and over 5% of the North West regional coastline, it lies within the boundaries of three Local Authorities namely Allerdale Borough Council (88% of area), Cumbria County Council (100% of area) and Carlisle City Council (12% of area). It is one of 49 AONBs in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and is the only AONB that is fully within Cumbria. It occupies 59 km along the Cumbrian coastline between Rockliffe West of Carlisle and Maryport in the South, and was designated in 1964.
Taken from Introduction
Landscape Character Assessment
The purpose of the study is to “inform the management of the areas and to be available for use by the partners, stakeholders and communities.” The study provided an important opportunity to update and to widen the scope of the existing landscape character assessment.
Taken from 'Purpose of the assessment'