Chichester Harbour AONB Management Plan

Chichester Harbour Conservancy has a duty to prepare an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Management Plan as the framework for the delivery of the statutory purposes and duty. The Management Plan is the single most important document for the AONB, setting out the guiding principles, Vision, objectives and actions for managing the area for 5 years at a time.  Chichester Harbour Conservancy prepare the Management Plan and it is for everyone with an interest in Chichester Harbour. The current Plan in place is the Chichester Harbour Management Plan 2014-19 but will soon be replaced by an updated Plan.

Chichester Harbour Management Plan 2019-24

Looking after Chichester Harbour is vitally important. The 29 square miles of landscape has a delicate balance of interests, from internationally important habitats and species, to a long and proud history of sailing and boat building. With 10,585 residents and an estimated 1.5 million visitors every year, it is essential to have a Management Plan that is fit for now and the future.

The next Chichester Harbour Management Plan (2019-2024) is currently in preparation and will be ready to be adopted by the local authorities from 1 April 2019. 

Annual Reviews

Reviews of the Management Plan are conducted each year.  These report on the progress made in delivering the Management Plan in each year.

Annual Review 2017-18

Annual Review 2016-17

Executive Summary of the Annual Review 2015-16

Annual Review 2015-16

Annual Review 2014-15