Planning for development in or around the East Devon AONB
The landscape, beauty and features of the East Devon AONB are protected in planning, and all public bodies and statutory undertakers must have regard to the area's AONB status, including the effect it will have on the wildlife and fauna as well as the landscape before coming to a decision on the planning application.
The East Devon AONB advises local planning authorities about the effect an application will have on the AONB, but unlike National Park Authorities, they do not prepare statutory planning documents or determine the outcome of planning applications. Instead they rely on the district and county councils to follow their own individual AONB planning policies in order to protect the area's natural beauty from 'harm'.
The East Devon AONB are consulted on a variety of planning applications that are likely to have a significant impact on the AONB landscape and features. However, they do not tend to comment on applications which have a limited impact, residential extensions for example.
If you have any queries or questions about how the AONB status may affect development proposals or planning applications, the AONB partnership are obliged to advise you to contact one of the Local Planning Authorities for direct advice...
Needless to say, if you are unsure about how your proposal may be affected, we would encourage you to take advice from a local, independent planning expert before approaching the council...
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