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The nature and scale of the Wight AONB designation warrants representatives from many local, regional and national organisations and individuals working together with the common overall aim of conserving and enhancing the area. This common aim is best delivered through partnership. The Isle of Wight AONB Partnership was formed in April 2002, and is funded by DEFRA.

The Partnership is comprised of three distinct groups:

Steering committee

The role of the Steering Committee is to act as a catalyst and facilitator in implementing AONB policies. The Committee also manages and allocates resources and steers, develops and supports initiatives to help enhance and conserve the AONB.

Advisory group

The AONB Advisory Group membership represents the wider interest of stakeholders within the AONB, and provides a way for partners to become involved in the future vision and management of this valued asset.

Open forum group

The Open Forum Group includes organisations and individuals with an interest in the management of our Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.