In addition to monitoring the successful delivery of the Management Plan, the Partnership will monitor the state (or condition) of the AONB. Both types of monitoring play important roles in identifying key issues and in assessing the continued relevance of Management Plan objectives and associated actions.
Under each theme monitoring indicators are listed. Natural England is providing data through their Framework for Monitoring Environmental Outcomes in Protected Landscapes other data will be collected locally.
At a local level statutory agencies operating in the area, particularly Natural England, English Heritage and the Environment Agency together with the local authorities, make positive contributions to efficient collation of data for monitoring as part of their general duty to conserve and enhance the AONB.
The Mendip Hills AONB Partnership produces an Annual Delivery Plan, and Annual Reviews to report progress (see the Mendip Hills AONB website).