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AONBArea of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Additional information regarding the members listed will be made available on the Cotswolds AONB and Chilterns AONB websites
Information on how to see Hush, starting from the AONB Partnership's Bowlees Visitor Centre, will be published on the North Pennines AONB Partnership's social media channels.
I represent the Campaign to Protect Rural England on the AONB Partnership and I agree with Councillor Picton wholeheartedly.
"However, when the AONB Partnership launched its Cold-blooded and Spineless project four years ago, this was life-changing for me, firing a passionate interest in all invertebrates, especially as they are so under-recorded in the North Pennines.
In large areas of the AONB, including the popular tourist spots of the Horseshoe Pass and Moel Famau, the night skies are of very good quality which, says Mr Shiels, bodes well for attaining the designation.
"Nearly 60 years ago Gower was the first AONB to be designated anywhere in the UK.
Much of the AONB here is also designated as a site of special scientific interest (SSSI) and as a special Area of Conservation (SAC) as it's home to a number of rare and endangered birds, including the skylark, nightjar and woodlark, and the Cannock Chase berry, which is a rare hybrid of the bilberry and cowberry.
Being declared an AONB unlocks a host of grants which can help the rural community.
North Pennines AONB director Chris Woodley-Stewart said: "It was an oversight that we had not been consulted, and we certainly wanted to be able to make a comment on it."
As part of its commitment to safeguard the environment, packaging-maker Weedon PSC is a corporate member of the Cannock Chase AONB.