Mourne AONB Management Plan

The comprehensive AONB Management Plan was developed in 2010 through an exhaustive review of relevant research and extensive consultation with local people and other stakeholders, who continue to be represented on a Steering Group overseeing implementation.

The plan sets out what exactly makes the area special and what the various interested parties see as important to maintaining and enhancing those qualities. It is therefore relevant to anyone whose activity or decisions affect the Mourne AONB and not just a plan for Mourne Heritage Trust.  Therefore, while it is a non-statutory document, the successful implementation of the Mourne AONB Management Plan draws on the commitment of various agencies and local stakeholders to pursue these principles in line with their abilities, priorities and resources. 

The plan documents (Management Plan and complementary Action Plan) are structured around four interconnecting themes: 

-Mountain, Countryside and Coast

-Historic Environment

-Sustainable Communities 

-Enjoying, Appreciating and Understanding the Mourne AONB. 

For more information on what makes each of these aspects of the AONB special please click here and select AONB Management Plan document.  To see the steps being taken to protect and enhance these features click here and select AONB Action Plan.