Under-management of commons results from:
- Lack of grazing. This could be due to a number of factors.
- Lack of control of invasive native species such as bracken, gorse and scrub
- Lack of control of non-native invasive species such as rhodedendron, himalayan balsam, japanese knotweed.
All the above individually or in combination would result in:
- Deterioration of the open landscape of commons that characterise Gower and attract local people and visitors alike.
- Reduction in use of the commons for recreation and enjoyment as the commons become overgrown and inaccessible.
- Inaccessible historical features and landmarks which would become obscured by vegetation.
- Loss of internationally rare and important wildlife habitats.
- Negative impact on the local economy through loss of agriculture and tourism.
- Loss of cultural traditions which make Gower distinct.