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L4L Conference 2019 - Sponsors

This conference would not be possible without the support of the following:

LDA-LOGO.pngLDA Design has a comprehensive understanding of legislation and policy related to our finest designated landscapes. Our team was responsible for several of the original technical landscape assessments prepared for AONBs on behalf of the Countryside Commission and more recently we have prepared detailed landscape appraisals, strategies and guidelines for designated areas including award winning studies in the Cotswolds and Dorset and specialist studies, such as the guide to climate change adaptation for the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley AONB.  We recently completed a review of Natural England’s proposed variation to the boundary of the Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB to inform the Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB Partnership’s response to the Boundary Review Consultation and have also prepared a comprehensive appraisal of the AONB to establish the natural beauty and special qualities of the designated area.

LUC-Logo-Green.pngLUC is pleased to be supporting Landscapes for Life Conference 2019. With over 50 years’ experience working with designated landscapes, we understand the important part they play in the delivery of public good. We have established monitoring programmes in a number of protected landscapes to underpin ‘State of the AONB / Park’ reporting and to help guide management responses. Our GIS team has developed apps that enable efficient and affordable data collection from local communities. We recently created maps to support CPRE’s research into the accessibility of designated landscapes in response to the Glover Review. We will be hosting a briefing session at the conference, where we’ll share our thoughts and expertise in helping the AONB Family to deliver public good in challenging times.

SV5-Suffolk-Yacht-Harbour-logo.jpgSuffolk Yacht Harbour is the East Coast’s leading independent, privately-owned marina. Located in the Suffolk Coast & Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) on the River Orwell at Levington, Suffolk, the marina is well connected being only two miles from the main A14 between Felixstowe and Ipswich and accessible by sea at almost all states of the tide. The marina has 550 berths and additional swinging moorings. Suffolk Yacht Harbour’s boatyard, maintenance, repair and chandlery facilities are complemented by top class sail making, spar and rigging services, electronics, sailing school, brokerage and new boat sales, inboard/outboard engineering – as well as a warm welcome for visiting yachtsmen at the famous Lightship, clubhouse of the Haven Ports Yacht Club.

PS_Primary_Logo_Strapline_CMYK_300dpi.jpgPlace Services environmental specialists continue a 39-year tradition of support by Essex County Council for the Dedham Vale AONB and Stour Valley project, helping to ensure that the natural beauty and special qualities of the area are conserved and enhanced for future generations. Our purpose is to support public sector organisations to deliver sustainable development, by conserving and enhancing the natural, historic and built environment. We specialise in providing environmental advice, resources and training to local planning authorities, and central government organisations including Historic England, Natural England and the Forestry Commission. Place Services partners and supports local planning authorities across the AONB and project area, and we are pleased to sponsor Landscapes for Life Conference 2019. 

cbc logo.jpgColchester Borough Council is proud to be supporting the L4L 2019 conference.

Our borough is full of much-loved green spaces and we continue to make sure that they are looked after and cherished. Our commitment to our green spaces is evident in the Green Flag Award status for Colchester Cemetery and Crematorium and Highwoods Country Park, as well as the coveted Green Heritage Site status for Colchester Castle Park.

We have a role to play in preserving our borough’s green spaces and the wider environment, which is why in 2015 we launched our Environmental Sustainability Strategy (ESS). We were one of the first Essex councils to do this. Our ESS looks at reducing our own carbon emissions, supporting communities to be greener and improving recycling rates, among others.

We’ve made great strides towards these aims. We had the third largest increase in household recycling rates in 2017-18 in England; We are currently encouraging the schools in our borough to make, and use, ecobricks; We have already exceeded the carbon reduction target set out in our Local Authority Carbon Management (LACM) Plan; We are committed to the environment.