The Chilterns Conservation Board is an independent statutory body which was established by Parliament in 2004 to conserve and promote the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

As a small organisation covering a big landscape the Board works closely with many partners, a principal one being the Chiltern Society. This close partnership was cemented by an official Accord between the organisations in 2015, which outlines many shared objectives.

The Conservation Board has two statutory purposes:

  1. To conserve and enhance the natural beauty of the Chilterns AONB.
  2. To increase the understanding and enjoyment of the special qualities of the AONB.

In fulfilling these purposes, the Board has a duty to seek to foster the economic and social well-being of local communities within the AONB without incurring significant expenditure.

Quick facts…

The Board has 27 members, drawn from communities across the Chilterns, and a small staff team based in Chinnor in Oxfordshire. In its work the Board develops projects and offers support and advice across a wide range of topics including:

Land management and wildlife conservation
Planning and development issues
Sustainable tourism
Historic environment
Public engagement with nature and landscapes
  • Land management and wildlife conservation
  • Planning and development issues
  • Sustainable tourism
  • Historic environment
  • Public engagement with nature and landscape

The Board’s website contains lots of information on its work, plus an interactive map of walks, bike rides and attractions and descriptions of the special features that make the AONB nationally and internationally-important.

Chilterns Conservation Board,
90 Station Rd,
Chinnor,
Oxon OX39 4HA.

Chilterns Conservation Board,
90 Station Rd,
Chinnor,
Oxon OX39 4HA.