An action plan is an operational document that states how the issues affecting landscape character and management operations are to be addressed. They show the various ways in which an AONB Partnership intends to operate its management strategy. In the Norfolk AONB management plan these are defined as 25 objectives of the plan.

1 Sense of place
Land use
Built heritage
Road network
Power network

1. Consider the special qualities of the AONB in planning and development control in a consistent manner across its area
2. Identify, develop and promote further agreed guidance as necessary to provide a comprehensive framework for the co-ordinated management of the natural beauty of the area
3. Maintain and enhance the populations of distinctive species and habitats of the AONB within the constraints and opportunities of climate and other environmental changes

2 Coastline
Monitoring erosion
Shoreline plans

4. Continue to improve understanding by all stakeholders of the processes driving long term coastal change and its implications for the area
5. Proceed towards the sustainable management of the AONB coastline through the development and implementation of all coastal management plans and projects

3 Farmland
Agro-environment schemes

6. Ensure the optimum benefit to the special landscape character, archaeological sites, historic landscapes and biodiversity of the area is achieved through agri-environment schemes

4 Woodland
Nature sites

7. Sustainably manage current woodland, and appropriate new woodlands, to provide landscape, biodiversity and economic benefit
8. Enable farmers and landowners to contribute more effectively to the sustainable management of the natural beauty of the area through the development of support and advice

5 Community
Economic activities
Population change

9. Influence and implement local housing policy to provide for the specific needs of the area whilst conserving its natural beauty
10. Work towards a viable broad based economy within the AONB whilst maintaining its natural beauty
11. Support and advise the tourism industry so that it may take account of the specific environmental, social and economic needs of the AONB
12. Gain a clear picture of the service provision of the AONB and utilise existing and develop new schemes in areas of need
13. Improve support and training for all businesses in order that they contribute to the natural beauty of the area and help all businesses to operate more sustainably
14. Improve access to support and training for those living in the AONB

6 Access
Recreation facilities
Visitor presssure
Rights of way

15. Establish and develop systems to manage visitor pressure on key wildlife species and habitats within the AONB
16. Improve the opportunities for the understanding and awareness of the AONB and its sustainable use as a recreational resource
17. Further improve facilities

7 Sustainable development
Use of energy/resources
Waste management
Local products

18. Meet the aims of the AONB designation in the management of its traffic and transport
19. Demonstrate the sustainable use and management of natural resources, energy efficiency and generation of renewable energy sources within the area that takes account of its natural beauty
20. Utilise existing and develop new methods to reduce the adverse impacts of all forms of pollution in the AONB
21. Manage waste to reduce its environmental impact and to provide benefits to the sustainable management and conservation of the natural beauty of the AONB
22. Contribute to the sustainable management of the AONB through an effectively operating local product network

8 Working together
Relating to other plans

23. Recognise the AONB in relevant partner and non-partnership statutory and nonstatutory plans in ways that contribute to its co- ordinated and sustainable management
24. Develop awareness and involvement of all those with an interest in the area, particularly the young, in the sustainable management of the AONB
25. Monitor change in the state of the area's qualities, preferably within a national framework for protected landscapes, through development of a methodology and indicators

9 Monitoring
Condition of AONB
Reviews of plan

26. Demonstrate and exchange information on good management practices with others, within the partnership, locally, nationally and internationally
27. Maintain the timetable for the review of the management strategy and action plan for the AONB and monitor its effectiveness