LOCAL residents’ views are being sought to help shape a plan for the Quantock Hills.

The Quantock Hills National Landscape Partnership is asking local people and those who enjoy the beauty spot to let them know their priorities for the area.

The group is considering a number of issues, including nature, access and heritage as they formulate their management plan for the Quantocks.

Commenting on the plans, Quantock Hills Manager Iain Porter said: “We have been collating messages, feedback and comments from people during the last Management Plan period which has been useful in identifying some of the issues.

“But we are aware that there has been significant change over the last five years including the Landscape Review 2019, expectations on what green spaces provides for society and requirements for sustainable land use. Feedback from our communities will ensure all issues are considered in the new Management Plan.” 

Chair of the Quantock Hills National Landscape Partnership, Hugh Warmington added: “We are delighted with feedback that comes into the partnership, but it would be great to hear from more people.

“We want to hear from anyone with an interest in what happens in the Quantock Hills. Not only will you be telling the Partnership what is important to you, but the Management Plan will help shape what partners and other stakeholders such as Somerset Council, Natural England, Forestry Commission, and lots of other bodies will be doing in the Quantock Hills National Landscape.”

The deadline to submit feedback, which can be done online via https://forms.office.com/e/706V6NkbPJ, is Thursday April 7.