Mr Rayner was not in attendance for this item.
1. Miss Carey provided a verbal overview of the Management Plan, the timeline of the plan, consultation and previous comments of the committee were acknowledged. She commended the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Unit for ensuring the continued physical and operational success of the area.
2. Mrs Holt-Castle addressed recent public feedback given to the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Unit, it was confirmed that changes had been implemented to balance public use with sustainability.
3. Mr Bowles noted the importance of the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, given the positive impact of exercise on mental health. The member added that stronger powers were required to preserve Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty as working landscapes.
RESOLVED to endorse the proposed decision of the Cabinet Member for Environment to approve the adoption of the revised Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Management Plan 2020-2025.