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10:24 Jun 29, 2007
English to French translations [Non-PRO] Environment & Ecology
English term or phrase:breathe in
Yet the feeling of being in a quiet backwater is a little misleading, for the South Devon AONB is under intense pressure from outside its boundaries, squeezed by the growing urban conurbations of Plymouth and Torbay at its western and eastern ends. While development has stayed largely outside the AONB boundaries, the main pressure comes from the vast numbers of visitors that flock to its coastline, particularly the beaches, throughout the summer. Its narrow, twisting roads quickly become clogged with cars, the shoreline areas constantly in danger of being swamped by the demand for more visitor facilities.
‘This AONB is really quite a busy place,’ says Robin Toogood, the AONB manager, ‘largely due to recreational pressures. There is a sense that in summer the area has to breathe in to accommodate everyone, only being able to relax and return to normal in the autumn.’