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The Forest of Bowland

Lancashire Local Plan

The Forest of Bowland is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) located in Lancashire, North West England. It is known for its stunning landscapes, rich biodiversity, and tranquil rural character.

The Forest of Bowland is situated between the Yorkshire Dales National Park to the north and the West Pennine Moors and Pendle Hill to the south. The area is characterized by rolling hills, deep valleys, heather-covered moorland, and peat bogs. It encompasses a mix of grassland, woodland, and open moorland, offering diverse habitats for wildlife. Several rivers, including the Hodder, Ribble, and Lune, flow through the Forest of Bowland, contributing to its scenic beauty.

The Forest of Bowland remains a hidden gem, offering a peaceful retreat for outdoor enthusiasts, nature lovers, and anyone seeking to explore the beauty of rural Lancashire. Its conservation efforts and commitment to sustainable development ensure that future generations can continue to enjoy its natural splendor.

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The Forest of Bowland does not have a traditional “local plan” like urban areas do, as it is not a municipality with local government. Instead, its planning and management are overseen by the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Partnership. The AONB Partnership works collaboratively with various stakeholders, including local authorities, landowners, conservation organizations, and community groups, to ensure the sustainable management and enhancement of the area’s natural and cultural heritage.

In summary, the management and planning of the Forest of Bowland are focused on conserving its natural beauty, promoting sustainable development, supporting local communities, and enhancing visitor experiences while preserving its unique character as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The AONB Partnership plays a crucial role in coordinating these efforts and ensuring that the landscape and heritage of the Forest of Bowland are protected for future generations to enjoy.

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