Dorset AONB Partnership Board
The Dorset AONB Partnership Board oversees delivery of the AONB Management Plan and is the decision-making body of the Partnership and Team. The Board is made up of representatives of the twenty partners, including the five core funding partners. Meetings are held twice a year.
Partnership Board meeting 15th November 2018
At this meeting the Dorset AONB Management Plan was agreed, two presentations were given, one from the Dorset & East Devon National Park Campaign and the other on Stepping into Nature.
Partnership Board meeting 17th May 2018
At this meeting, the Dorset AONB Management Plan review was discussed and an approach to developing a new plan agreed. The meeting also received a report on the South Dorset Ridgeway Landscape Partnership and the 25 year Environment Plan.
Partnership Board meeting 16th November 2017
At this meeting, Jim White was re-elected as Chair. The Partnership was presented an update from the Environment Agency on coastal realignment proposals for Arne Moors, and was presented an update from Dorset Food and Drink on becoming a CIC.
Partnership Board meeting 25th May 2017
At this meeting the Partnership discussed the approach for reviewing the Dorset AONB Management Plan, and was presented a study on the role of environmental organisations in providing health and wellbeing services.
Partnership Board meeting 24th November 2016
At this meeting the Partnership received an update on the Low Carbon Dorset (ESIF) programme.
Partnership Board meeting 26th May 2016
At this meeting the Partnership received an update on the National Grid's Visual Impact Provision project, and was presented a study on the value of Dorset's Environmental Economy.
Partnership Board meeting 26th November 2015
At this meeting the Partnership elected a new Chairman and learned of the National Grid's Visual Impact Provision project's focus on the Corton-Winterbourne Abbas stretch of line.
Partnership Board meeting 21st May 2015
At this meeting the Partnership considered the timetable for engaging with the Navitus Bay project and a related compensation framework.
Partnership Board meeting 20th November 2014
At this meeting the Partnership elected a new Chairman and learned of the National Grid's Visual Impact Provision project.
Partnership Board meeting 12th June 2014
At this meeting the Partnership agreed a timetable for electing a new Chairman.
Partnership Board meeting 20th November 2013
At this meeting the Partnership will consider the response to public consultation on the Management Plan and approve the budget headlines for next financial year:
Partnership Board extraordinary meeting 3rd July 2013
This meeting has a single-item agenda: the Board will consider the draft Management Plan to approve it (subject to any agreed changes) for public consultation.
Partnership Board meeting 22nd May 2013
At this meeting the Partnership will consider a commitment to nature conservation to secure IUCN Protected Area Category V status. The following papers are of relevance:
- 2013-05 AONB Board Papers803.33 KB
- Final_Draft_Statement_of_Compliance_for_AONBs.pdf384.66 KB
- IUCN-UK_committee_letter_to_NAAONB.pdf124.97 KB
- IUCN-UK_Handbook.pdf4.51 MB
- IUCNCatVAONBs_an_informal_briefing.pdf231.13 KB
Partnership Board meeting 21st November 2012
At this meeting the Partnership heard a presentation on the Frome & Piddle Catchment Initiative and made decisions on funding priorities for 2013-2014 and the review of the AONB Management Plan.
Partnership Board meeting 23rd May 2012
At this meeting the Partnership heard a presentation on the formation of the Dorset Local Nature Partnership and endorsed the Dorset Renewable Energy Strategy.
Partnership Board meeting 10th October 2011
At this meeting the South Dorset Ridgeway Landscape Partnership was introduced and the Partnership took a presentation on Neighbourhood Planning.
Partnership Board meeting 25th May 2011
At this meeting the Board selected a new chairman and considered the AONB's business plan and NE grant application and ehard a report on the Soutrh Dorset Ridgeway Project
- Dorset AONB Business Plan 2011-2013.pdf 789.49 Kb [approved]
- Dorset AONB grant application to NE/Defra 2011-2012 web.pdf 239.54 Kb [approved]
- 2011-05 Dorset AONB Board Papers 1.03 Mb
Partnership Board meeting 1st February 2011
On this date, the Board considered the AONB Solar PV Guidance, the AONB budget for 2011-2012 and heard a presentation from Eneco, the West Wight Offshore Wind Farm developer.
Partnership Board meeting 5th October 2010
On this date, the Board considered the Jurassic Coast Public Art Code of Practice, and had a presentation on the new Rural Roads Toolkit
Partnership Board meeting 11th May 2010
On this date, the Board recieved an update on the Rural Road Protocol and had a presentation on the Dorset Downs and Cranborne Chase Climate Change project
Partnership Board meeting 23rd Feb 2010
On this date the Board considered the Dorset Rural Roads Protocol and proposals for the AONB Annual Forum.
Partnership Board meeting 28th October 2009
On this date the Board considered the format of future Board meetings, Sustainable Development Fund Projects and the Options for Growth around Weymouth.
Partnership Board meeting 24th June 2009
On this date the Board considered the AONB Annual Review, the draft Memorandum of Understanding between funding partners and the programme for the 50th anniversary celebrations. The agenda can be found on the front page of the papers
Partnership Board meeting 4th March 2009
On this date the Board considered the final draft of the Management Plan (2009-2014) and the Memorandum of Agreement between the funding partners. The agenda can be found on the front page of the papers
Partnership Board meeting 20th January 2009
On this date the Board considered the draft Management Plan (2009-2014), the AONB business plan for 2009-2011 and proposals for celebrating the 50th anniversary of the AONB's designation. The agenda can be found on the front page of the papers
Partnership Board meeting 15th September 2008
The Board met on 15th Sept to discuss the draft Management Plan (2009-2014), the AONB boundary and Board membership.
Partnership Board meeting 3rd June 2008
The Board met on 3rd June to discuss the annual review of achievements in 2007/8, the rural roads protocol, the AONB Management Plan review and the funding for the 2008/9 programme.
Partnership Board meeting 26th February 2008
The Board met on 26th February to discuss progress on the management plan review and current work programme, the business plan for next financial year, draft communications strategy for 2008-12 and the rural roads protocol.
Partnership Board meeting 30th October 2007
The Board met on 30th October to discuss the AONB Team work plan and funding bids for 2008/9, arrangements for a new AONB steering group, the Dorset Trees, Woods and Forests Strategy consultation and Europarc Coast and Seas principles.
Partnership Board meeting 17th July 2007
On 17th July 2007 the Board met to receive an update on achievements in 2006/7 and to discuss the AONB planning protocol, Management Plan review, Rural Pathfinder, National Trust's proposals for Hardy's Cottage and DEFRA's proposals on coastal access.
Partnership Board meeting 31st October 2006
On 31st October 2006 the Board met to discuss funding priorities for 2007/8, the Sustainable Development Fund, Management Plan review, Landscape Character Guidance, environmental criteria for Direct from Dorset, the Dorset Design & Heritage Forum, Dorset Strategic Partnership's Environment Theme Group activities and to receive an update on the AONB Team's work programme.