The Cotswolds Conservation Board is the organisation that exists to conserve and enhance the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).
Established in 2004, the board is the only organisation to look after the AONB as a whole and is a statutory body created as a result of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act (CROW) 2000.
The act allowed for the creation of boards to oversee large AONBs that overstep county boundaries and cannot easily be hosted by one local authority.
In all, the board is made up of 37 members who all take part in key decisions concerning the AONB.Click here to find out more about Board Members
The main aims of the board are to:
- to conserve and enhance the natural beauty of the AONB
- to increase understanding and enjoyment of the special qualities of the AONB, ensuring that these complement the conservation and enhancement of the area
In fulfilling these roles, the board seeks to foster the social and economic well-being of local communities within the AONB.
The board works to the AONB management plan, which sets out our aims and objectives over a five year period. Click here to view the management plan.
The Business Plan sets out the work programme for the Cotswolds Conservation Board for the three year period 1 April 2014 to 31 March 2017.