Working with the protected landscape

Welcome the hub for partners, stakeholders and strategic organisations engaged with Cornwall National Landscape.

Working with the protected landscape

Meet our team

The Cornwall National Landscape team are a small team of proactive officers and volunteers. The team enables and coordinates the delivery of the Management Plan. We seek to deliver the aims, policies and objectives and monitors and reports on Defra is the key majority funder for the Cornwall National Landscape team which is hosted by Cornwall Council, who also part-fund the protected landscape along with the National Trust. We are subject to additional delivery programmes as directed by government.

  • Emma Browning | Partnership Manager

    Emma Browning

    Partnership Manager

    Emma transitioned from civil servant to Environmental Manager in energy and renewables, post-conservation work in Kenya. She now leads a team in Cornwall, focused on landscape conservation and positive community impact.

  • Melodie Manners | Business Development Officer

    Melodie Manners

    Business Development Officer

    Melodie, as Business Development Officer for Cornwall National Landscape, leverages her marketing expertise to promote and fulfill the landscape’s goals, also serving as Secretariat for the Cornwall AONB Trust.

  • Coralie Barrow | Project Development Officer

    Coralie Barrow

    Project Development Officer

    Coralie manages the project pipeline for Cornwall National Landscape, overseeing development from concept to delivery, aligning with the management plan and encompassing diverse themes like art, heritage, health, and ecology.

  • Karen Johns | Office & Finance Manager

    Karen Johns

    Office & Finance Manager

    Karen is a vital member of our team, indispensable to our success and operations.

  • Jim Wood | Planning Officer

    Jim Wood

    Planning Officer

    Jim Wood, with over 30 years at the intersection of planning and landscape, is a Planning Officer at Cornwall National Landscape. A Chartered Landscape Architect, his expertise in renewable energy and protected landscapes guides his role in planning consultations and advising on landscape matters.

  • Louise Barattini | Planning Officer

    Louise Barattini

    Planning Officer

    Louise is a Chartered Town Planner with background and expertise in Nationally Protected Landscapes.  She guides development proposals and planning policy to ensure the best outcome for the natural beauty of the Cornwall National Landscape.

  • Iain Rowe | Activities Officer - Monumental Improvement Project

    Iain Rowe

    Activities Officer - Monumental Improvement Project

    Iain, an Activity Officer for Cornwall National Landscape, focuses on engaging the community with “at risk” scheduled monuments, aiming to preserve and accurately record them. With over 15 years in historic environment projects, he passionately educates about Cornwall’s rich heritage of 1,400 monuments.

  • Jeanette Ratcliffe | Archaeological Officer

    Jeanette Ratcliffe

    Archaeological Officer

    Jeanette manages archaeological work for the Monumental Improvement project, leads tours, and aids a fishing heritage center project in Newlyn, drawing from her deep-rooted maritime heritage.

  • Linus Firth | Archaeological Assistant

    Linus Firth

    Archaeological Assistant

    Linus, an Archaeological Technician Apprentice, supports the Monumental Improvement Project, gaining field experience and academic knowledge to preserve historical sites for future generations.

  • James Richards | Business Admin Apprentice - Monumental Improvement Project

    James Richards

    Business Admin Apprentice - Monumental Improvement Project

    James, the Business Administration Apprentice on the Monumental Improvement project, aids in promoting Cornwall’s heritage, supports event organization, and is acquiring skills for a promising career in heritage management.

  • Seán O’Hea | Farm Engagement Officer - Farming in Protected Landscapes

    Seán O’Hea

    Farm Engagement Officer - Farming in Protected Landscapes

    Seán, with a background in nature reserve management and experience in farming, champions agroecological farming for a sustainable future. He’s committed to community involvement and enjoys spending his free time in the seas of Cornwall National Landscape.

  • Richard Morris | Project Officer - FiPL Farm Adviser

    Richard Morris

    Project Officer - FiPL Farm Adviser

    Richard is well-versed and knowledgeable in farming.

  • Claire Brooks | Project Support Co-ordinator - Farming in Protected Landscapes

    Claire Brooks

    Project Support Co-ordinator - Farming in Protected Landscapes

    Claire excels in project coordination.

  • Iwona Brooks | Administration Assistant - Farming in Protected Landscapes

    Iwona Brooks

    Administration Assistant - Farming in Protected Landscapes

    Iwona is meticulous, ensuring every detail is perfect.

Our Partners

20 Partners make up the Cornwall National Landscape organisation

Cornwall National Landscape is governed by a Partnership of 20 organisations. The main role of the Partnership is to collaboratively deliver the Cornwall National Landscape (AONB) Management Plan and together we accomplish a great deal for people, place, nature and climate. The Partnership also has an advisory role, providing advice to Cornwall Council and other organisations on issues such as planning and project development. The Cornwall National Landscape Executive Board are a small core group of funding partners and representatives who meet to discuss staffing, budgets and delivery.

Cornwall National Landscape Team

The Cornwall National Landscape team are a small team of proactive officers and volunteers. The team enables and coordinates the delivery of the Management Plan. We seek to deliver the aims, policies and objectives and monitors and reports on Defra is the key majority funder for the Cornwall National Landscape team which is hosted by Cornwall Council, who also part-fund the protected landscape along with the National Trust. We are subject to additional delivery programmes as directed by government.

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It's all part of the plan

The Cornwall National Landscape (AONB) Management Plan is a shared strategy for those who live, work and visit the protected landscape. It provides guidance to help Government, statutory organisations and any public body to ensure they are fulfilling their Section 85* duty to ‘have regard to the purpose of conserving and enhancing the natural beauty’ of Cornwall National Landscape.

Strategy

Our Aims

Our aims outline the focus of the Cornwall National Landscape Partnership over the next 5 years and set our intention of activity and direction of travel for the duration of this Management Plan.

Landscape & Seascape Character
The character and local distinctiveness of the Cornwall National Landscape is conserved and enhanced through appropriate plans, strategies and policies and delivered through project activity.
Nature Recovery & Land Management
Protect, conserve and enhance the natural resources of Cornwall National Landscape, through an integrated approach to sustainable land management which supports biodiversity conservation, habitat connectivity, enhances ecosystem-services supporting natures resilience to climate change.
Climate Change: Building Resilience
Work collaboratively to support opportunities to build and enhance resilience of communities and the environment to mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change. Encourage approaches which take into account the complex interactions between climate, social and ecosystems. Supporting opportunities to contribute towards to the carbon neutral target of 2030.
Heritage & Culture
Raise awareness, improve understanding and educate people about Cornish culture and the rich cultural history and heritage assets within Cornwall National Landscape. Improve recognition and conservation of the heritage character of the protected landscape, historic buildings and assets for the benefit of current and future generations, recognising their value to creating a ‘sense of place’, and to the local distinctiveness of individual sections.
Responsible & Sustainable Access
Create links between the 12 separate sections of Cornwall National Landscape and demonstrate the diverse landscapes while, connecting a greater range of people with nature and the protected landscape, promoting inclusive and innovative access for all. By encouraging sustainable access, carbon emissions are reduced supporting the Carbon Neutral Cornwall Plan.
Health & Wellbeing
Increase access to the protected landscape to improve levels of physical activity, health and wellbeing. Promote increased mental health through volunteering and projects which connect people to nature, decrease health inequalities and social isolation.
Sustainable Communities & Economies
To ensure the Cornwall National Landscape is a natural place for growth. Effective demonstration that people’s needs can be met fully, in sustainable ways that can enhance natural beauty, particularly how affordable housing can be accommodated through a good understanding of landscape capacity and high-quality design.
Planning & Development
To ensure development conserves and enhances the local distinctiveness and natural beauty of the protected landscape and its setting while meeting the needs of local communities.

Annual Reports

Since 2002, the Cornwall National Landscape team and Partnership has worked to conserve and enhance Cornwall's protected landscape so that it remains Cornwall's key economic asset, valued by local people and visitors alike. Read about our past year, and details of projects and activities.

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The state of the Cornwall National Landscape

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