Andrew Blake, AONB Manager, Wye Valley AONB Partnership spoke at the conference on The Review of Designated Landscapes Wales, with its aspirations for landscape and the AONB Partnerships role in delivery.
Wye Valley AONB Partnership – Lead Officer
Andrew has over 30 years’ experience working in outstanding landscapes, nearly 20 managing the WyeValley AONB, straddling the English Welsh border. This gives him a unique perspective on cross-border politics and landscape-scale management. He is proficient at transnational partnerships, banging heads together and implementing unifying strategic plans & projects, having written, consulted on and delivered 3 statutory AONB Management Plans. He is used to operating at a Wales & UK level. He was a lead collaborator in the Welsh Government’s Review of Designated Landscapes in Wales, including being on the Minister’s drafting group for ‘Future Landscapes: Delivering for Wales’.