The Stakeholder Advisory Group identified a list of projects - large and small - across AONBs and National Parks in England and Wales that could benefit from the fund and selected those that will deliver the greatest visual mitigation, judged against a range of criteria.
The group will continue to work with National Grid to make sure the fund is maximised in terms of enhancing the landscape and there are no negative impacts on sensitive environments as the enhancements are made.
From rugged uplands to gorges and broad valleys, Brecon Beacons National Park has a wide variety of scenic landscapes.
The geology is strongly expressed along the Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage Site, and gives rise to a varied landscape of downland, ridges and vales.
A medieval landscape of wooded rolling hills studded with sandstone outcrops, small irregular-shaped fields, scattered farmsteads and ancient routeways.
An elevated plateau of sands, gravels and clays that slopes gently to the Solent coast. Surrounded by ancient forest farmlands and small-holdings with strong commoning traditions.
Rolling chalk downlands, forests, woods and dales. Open expansive views are punctuated by clumps of beech woodland forming prominent landmarks.
Sparsely settled area with a landscape characterised by moorland vegetation, steep gritstone slopes, wooded cloughs and deep valleys.
A dramatic and varied landscape which includes spectacular mountain scenery, glacial valleys, extensive moorlands and two dramatic coastal estuaries.
Straddling the border between Devon and Cornwall the Tamar Valley AONB’s landscape is defined and shaped by the rivers Tamar, Tavy and Lynher.
Our guiding principles are to prioritise potential projects which:
As these principles may sometimes conflict with one another (and each scheme is likely to perform differently against them) we will carefully balance the choices we make against the guiding principles mentioned above, with the help of stakeholders.
The fund could be used for:
The fund cannot be used for: