ODA hosts Conservation Management Plan consultation meetings

Two important consultation meetings for the forthcoming Offa’s Dyke Conservation Management Pan (ODCMP)were held at the Offa’s Dyke Centre on Thursday 12th April.  Project consultant André Berry led the discussions, first in the morning for archaeology and heritage management staff representing a stable of organisations from both sides of the border, and in the afternoon for National Trail, Countryside and Public Rights of Way staff.

The Conservation Management Plan is a partnership project comprising the ODA, Cadw and Historic England.  With the fieldwork survey now complete André presented one of its main conclusions, which is that:

“Benign neglect is considered by the Offa’s Dyke Conservation Management Plan to constitute the greatest threat to the continued survival of Offa’s Dyke”

The ODCMP presents a wake up call to every individual and organisation with an interest in Offa’s Dyke and over the next few years the ODA will play its part in what will become a multi-faceted project. Dr Paul Belford, Director (CEO) Clwyd Powys Archaeological Trust, reports on the meetings on the Offa’s Dyke Collaboratory website.

See also André’s presentation to the Offa’s Dyke Collaboratory workshop, also held at the Offa’s Dyke Centre on 23rd March.