The new Ring of Gullion AONB Management Action Plan has been produced by the Ring of Gullion AONB Officer and the Ring of Gullion partnership team as an update to the previous Action Plan.
The Ring of Gullion AONB Management Action Plan includes feedback from DAERA, and was out to consultation for several weeks in 2016/2017.
The Ring of Gullion AONB Management Action Plan review and update has both informed and been informed by: NMDDC Community Plan; NMDDC Local Biodiversity Action Plan, DDC Local Biodiversity Action Plan; Draft NI Programme for Government Framework 2016-2021; NI Biodiversity Strategy; NMDDC Corporate Plan 2015-2019; NMDDC Economic Regeneration and Investment Strategy 2015-2020; NMDDC Tourism Strategy 2017-2021; NMDDC Biodiversity Strategy; Strategic planning policy statements for NI published in 2015; Regional Development Strategy 2035; Mourne Gullion Lecale Rural Development Strategy; National Sustainable Soil Strategy; All Ireland Pollinator Plan; DEA consultations; Village Plans; other site specific action plans from the AONB.
Most of the actions relate to the work of the AONB Partnership working in partnership across a wide range of remits and responsibilities. In some cases the lead is taken by a government Department or local council department. In almost every case the support and involvement of local people, landowners and recreation users is needed.
The Action Plan is also about achieving shared objectives across the whole of the AONBs, including but also extending beyond the council’s property.