Position Statements

From time to time, the Wye Valley National Landscape Partnership produces position statements in order to expand on policies and content contained within the current Wye Valley AONB Management Plan. It also produces guidance documents to promote good practice and to assist those proposing development and change in the area. For development proposals to be compatible with the Wye Valley AONB Management Plan, they should be compatible with the relevant position statements and guidance.

Between Friday 12th April and Friday 14th June 2024, we are consulting on two draft Position Statements:

Renewable Energy within the Wye Valley National Landscape and its Setting Download here

Dark Skies & Artificial Light Pollution  Download here

We welcome any comments on the draft Position Statements. Please download the comment form and return by email to planning@wyevalleyaonb.org.uk before 5pm on Friday 14th June 2024

Download comment form here

Recently Adopted Position Statements

Previous position statements on Housing & Landscape-led Development were unanimously endorsed by the Wye Valley AONB Joint Advisory Committee meeting in November 2023. These Position Statements will now be referred to in responses to Development Management/Strategic Planning consultations with the Local Planning Authorities who are within the National Landscape. 

Housing (England Only)  Download here 

Landscape-led Development (England Only)  Download here

Please Note: Revised Position Statements on Housing and Landscape-led Development for the Wales side of the Wye Valley National Landscape are currently being produced and will subsequently be published bilingually given the different planning regimes between England & Wales. These will be published as soon as reasonably possible. For further information on any of the above, please contact: planning@wyevalleyaonb.org.uk