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Provisional Candidate Area

As of June 2022, there is now a Provisional Candidate Area. This identifies those part(s) of the Yorkshire Wolds landscape which may have the potential to be designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Natural England is now asking for comments and feedback on this Provisional Candidate Area.

There are several ways in which you can learn more about the Designation process and share your opinion:

  1. Provide comment by submitting one or more responses using our online form, either via a browser or a mobile App

  2. Download a response form and supporting maps for completion at home and return by email

  3. Request a paper pack (response form and maps) for completion at home and return it by post

  4. Attend a drop-in session (now finished)

  5. Attend a webinar

As well as reviewing and commenting on the Provisional Candidate Area using the online form, you can click on the map image below to view an interactive map showing the Provisional Candidate Area in the context of the wider landscape and other, existing designations.

The period for receiving responses in the engagement stage was extended to midnight on Friday 29th July - the engagement stage is now closed.

Image of the interactive web-map, showing the Provisional Candidate Area in the context of the wider landscape and other local designations. The image also provides a hyperlink to the web-map.

Online Form

The online form for submitting responses can be accessed through a web-app (via a web-browser) using this link, or via a mobile App (see below). You can use it to say whether you agree with the provisional Candidate Area area or not, and how you might change its extent. It will ask you to explain your view and provides an option to upload supporting material.

Mobile App

The ArcGIS Survey123 mobile app (by ESRI) can be downloaded to your mobile device from the following sites:

Once downloaded and installed, open the Survey123 App and use the 'Continue without signing in' option. Once open, use the QR Code icon in the App's search bar to scan the following QR code, which will load Yorkshire Wolds Designation Project survey form.

QR Code for downloading the survey form into the Survey123 mobile app
QR Code for Survey123 form

Form & Map Downloads

A PDF version of the survey form and accompanying A3 maps can be downloaded using the following two links:

Request a Paper Pack

If you are unable to make use of the digital options above, you can request a paper pack by emailing evidence@yorkshire-wolds-designation-project.org or by writing to:

Yorkshire Wolds Designation Project

c/o Resources for Change

Cwrt Isaf Farmhouse, Llangattock, Crickhowell, Powys NP8 1PH

You may also like to attend one of the drop-in sessions or webinars mentioned below.

The Drop-in Sessions

The drop-in sessions are now finished - the first set were held on the 9th and 10th of June and the second set were held on 21st, 22nd and 23rd June in multiple locations. The drop-in sessions offered a chance learn more about what an AONB is, how the Designation process works and to share your views online or on paper.


In addition to the Drop-in Sessions, webinars were made available to tell you more about the Designation process and how you can share your views, including instruction on how to use the online form using a browser or the mobile app.

We held four webinars on the 14th, 16th, 27th and 30th of June. A video recording of the webinar can be seen below - this runs for approximately 21 minutes.

YW Webinar Presentation Final.mp4


We can provide support if you are having problems sharing your views. Please see our Support page for useful resources. If you can't find what you need there, please email evidence@yorkshire-wolds-designation-project.org with a short description of your problem and we will respond.