Have your say on potential Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty designation for The Yorkshire Wolds

Published: 07 June 2022

Natural England is asking for opinions on the landscapes and heritage of the Yorkshire Wolds as they assess its potential for designation as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). See attached poster with area proposed for designation highlighted.

Whether you live in the area, run a local business, represent a local organisation or enjoy visiting the Yorkshire Wolds, you can give evidence to help inform the potential designation.  Local knowledge is needed by Natural England and local councils as they make an assessment. 

From 9 June, people can share their views online by visiting the newly launched website https://www.yorkshire-wolds-designation-project.org, where an app can also be downloaded. A series of face-to-face drop-in sessions and webinars are being planned where people can find out more.


The first drop-in sessions are as follows:


Thursday 9th June:

09:00 to 14:00    Strawberry Fields car boot, Bridlington

10:00 to 14:00    Bempton & Buckton Village Hall

15:00 to 18:00    Weaverthorpe Village Hall

14:30 to 17:30    Kilham Village Hall


Friday 10th June:

10:00 to 16:00    Settrington Village Hall

10:00 to 16:00    Kirkburn Village Hall


Further drop-in sessions are planned for 21st, 22nd and 23rd June and the venues and times will be on the website as soon as these are confirmed.