Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

State of AONB

A State of the AONB Report was produced in 2010 to provide evidence to underpin and support the Cannock Chase AONB Management Plan 2014-2019.
A new State of the AONB Report has been prepared drawing upon all available data sources to produce an evidence base to underpin the new AONB Management Plan. It provides an updated and comprehensive baseline for future AONB condition monitoring and enables trends since the
publication of the previous 2010 State of the AONB Report to be analysed and reasons behind trends to be explored.
It examines indicators for
  • Landscape Character and Planning theme, including agricultural landscape character, woodland cover and management, settlement and Planning and visual and perceptual qualities sub-themes.
  • Biodiversity and geodiversity
  • Historic Environment
  • Visitor Management
  • People and socio-economic profile
The Story Map of the Report is accessible here:  Story Map Cascade
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