Help shape the emerging plan for Cannock Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
This spring, Cannock Chase AONB Partnership is asking local people and businesses what elements of Cannock Chase AONB they value most, and what features are important for visitors, in an online survey.
Cannock Chase was designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1958 because of its beautiful landscape, wildlife and history.
There is now considerable economic and recreational pressure on it, causing stress for the wildlife and habitat.
Emma Beaman, Assistant AONB Officer, said “We are developing a plan for visitors to make sure there is a balance between the need to conserve and enhance the area, while maintaining it as a living, working environment.
“So that our visitor plan reflects the needs and desires of local people and businesses, we’re keen to get as much feedback as possible in our quick survey.”
The survey asks a number of questions, including what makes Cannock Chase AONB special, why people visit it, what facilities they use, and what elements could be improved.
“We’re encouraging people across Staffordshire to fill in the survey, because, with your help, we can make sure the Chase remains a tranquil place to visit with lots of wildlife to enjoy, and a place that supports local people and businesses,” continued Emma.
The AONB Survey 2014 is available online at www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/aonbsurvey2014. The deadline to fill it in is 28t March 2014.
If you would like a paper copy of the survey to complete and return, email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01785 619185.