Diversity work

SWPL is working to support and co-ordinate cleaning work across SW AONBs/NPAs that aim to tackle barriers to wider participation in outdoor recreation. SWPL commissioned a study of "under-represented Groups and Outdoor Recreation" in 2007 and has held two workshops to promote joint action:

  • Report  Diversity workshop April 2nd 2008
  • SWPL  Diversity study link

Undergrounding with Western Power

SWPL is co-ordinating the identification and selection of candidate overhead power lines in SW Protected Landscapes. Western Power Distribution has a business plan commitment to participate in Ofgems DCPR5 and has allocated funding for works covering the 2010-15 period.

Steering Group notes:

  • Apr 10
  • Jan 10
  • Oct 09

More information about WPD undergrounding including assessment forms see:

  • ProjectLibrary


Natural England in the South West


SWPLF is actively working with the Integrated Agency partners to ensure that the needs of nationally designated areas are fully integrated into the workings of Natural England and that new regional structures and working practices serve the needs of Protected Landscapes.

  • Presentation to NE senior team 07
  • Strategic Direction Natural England
  • Summary of IA partner spend in PLs 05/06

Cultural Olympiad in the SW

SWPL is leading for SW AONBs/NPAs on engagment in the Cultural Olympiad. Details of the engagement with Cultural Olympiad were produced in April 2008. SWPL is part of the Quest programme Stakeholder Group and is working to connect Protected Landscapes into the 8 regional journeys that will form the core of the Quest programme:

  • Notes of Quest Stakeholders Group meeting Dec 08
  • The Extra Mile guidelines for engagement

South West Commitments

The SWPLF is working to help promote joint working to deliver regional policy objectives for nearby student accommodation, through focusing on and prioritising common objectives identified in AONB and National Park Management Plans:


Prospectus for Protected Landscapes in the South West - Action Plan

The Prospectus was produced by a task group drawn from the key regional agencies and launched at the Eden Project on April 29th 2004. The 10 point action plan was reviewed by all partners in October 2005 and a revised action plan is produced.

  • Link to Prospectus download