English Heritage Renews Commitment to Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty
From the Mendip Hills to the Northumberland Coast, AONBs are precious landscapes whose distinctive character and natural beauty are so outstanding it's in the nation's interest to safeguard them.
The original agreement was signed in 2004. Ten years on, the guiding principle of the historic environment being fundamental to the distinctive character and sense of place at each AONB is key.
Sarah Tunnicliffe, National Rural and Environmental Adviser at English Heritage, said: "The Joint Statement re-signing celebrates the continued working relationship English Heritage has developed with AONBs in England"
Howard Davies, Chief Executive for NAAONB, said: "English Heritage remains an important partner for the AONB Family across England. We welcome the renewal of this Joint Statement".