Cannock Chase AONB Partnership
Cannock Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)
Cannock Chase AONB was designated in 1958 for the natural beauty of its elevated heaths, forests and historic parklands, presenting an unspoilt wilderness that contrasts with the surrounding built-up conurbations of the West Midlands. At just 26 sq. miles / 68 sq. kilometres, it is the smallest mainland AONB in England. With part of Cannock Chase AONB sitting within the district of South Staffordshire, the Council is a key stakeholder and partner on the AONB Joint Committee. This primary role of this group is to look after this special place through the delivery of its AONB Management Plan.
AONB Management Plan Vision
By 2039, the landscapes, habitats and heritage of Cannock Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty will be in good condition through positive management, with standards and facilities befitting their national and international importance. There will be high levels of connectivity between the AONB and its surrounds through its landscapes, habitats, heritage and cultural landscapes and communities. The natural benefits of the AONB will have a positive impact on those who experience and enjoy the Chase whether from local communities or further afield and these communities will in turn care for, feel pride in and celebrate the AONB.