A 12-week consultation on a proposal to extend the Clwydian Range Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) started on 4-10-10. The Countryside Council for Wales (CCW), in partnership with the local authorities of Denbighshire and Wrexham, wants to extend the existing area to cover southern parts of the Clwydian Range, the Vale of Llangollen and parts of the Dee Valley. If there is local support the legal process to designate by the Welsh Assembly Government and CCW is likely to take place in early 2011.
CCW head of environment policy Keith Davies said: "The proposed extended area has long been recognised as a landscape of outstanding quality, exceptional in terms of natural beauty.” “As an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, we hope this beautiful landscape and its ecosystem services can be managed in a sustainable way so that it remains special for the wellbeing of future generations."
For more info on this and other consultations: http://www.ccw.gov.uk/?lang=en