Press releases from the family of UK National Parks

  • Landscape conserved with barn decisions

    Yorkshire Dales National Park

    Decisions made by Planning Committee today have helped to conserve the open, farmed landscape of the Yorkshire Dales, the Park Authority Chairman Carl Lis has said.

    Posted: 11 December 2018.

  • Dark Skies Poetry Competition Winners

    Exmoor National Park

    Posted: 11 December 2018.

  • Chairman: ‘Now the real work begins’

    Yorkshire Dales National Park

    The Yorkshire Dales National Park Management Plan (NPMP) 2019-2024 has been published. It sets out, in effect, a five-year work programme to enhance the environment and support the local economy.

    Posted: 10 December 2018.

  • Plans get go ahead for consultation

    Cairngorms National Park

    A proposed Local Development Plan (LDP) and an Economic Action Plan for the Cairngorms National Park were approved… The post Plans get go ahead for consultation appeared first on Cairngorms National Park Authority.

    Posted: 7 December 2018.

  • CNPA Gaelic Language Plan 2018-2022 approved

    Cairngorms National Park

    The Cairngorms National Park Authority Gaelic Language Plan 2018 – 2022 / Ùghdarras Pàirc Nàiseanta a’ Mhonaidh Ruaidh Plana… The post CNPA Gaelic Language Plan 2018-2022 approved appeared first on Cairngorms National Park Authority.

    Posted: 7 December 2018.

  • New deputies at the CNPA

    Cairngorms National Park

    The Cairngorms National Park Authority has a new Deputy Convener of the Board as well as a new… The post New deputies at the CNPA appeared first on Cairngorms National Park Authority.

    Posted: 7 December 2018.

  • Park Talk: Be a Board Member

    Cairngorms National Park

    By CNPA Convener, Xander McDade This past month saw the CNPA open our new office extension in Grantown-on-Spey.… The post Park Talk: Be a Board Member appeared first on Cairngorms National Park Authority.

    Posted: 6 December 2018.

  • Merlin Helicopters Help Mend Exmoor's Paths

    Exmoor National Park

    Posted: 6 December 2018.

  • On the ground in November 2018

    South Downs National Park

    From meeting with farmers, offering training and support to local communities, leading walks, organising and training volunteers, controlling invasive species and supporting key species, South Downs National Park rangers are out in the National Park every weekday and many weekends over the year. Don’t forget to say hello if you spot them out working. Here’s […] The post On the ground in November 2018 appeared first on South Downs National Park.

    Posted: 6 December 2018.

  • Weekly list of active planning applications – 06 December 2018

    Cairngorms National Park

    You can view all currently active Planning applications and the deadline dates for Public Comments on a  weekly list here… The post Weekly list of active planning applications – 06 December 2018 appeared first on Cairngorms National Park Authority.

    Posted: 6 December 2018.

  • Full steam ahead for reconnection of Keswick to Threlkeld Railway Path as funding is announced

    Lake District National Park

    A £7.9 million funding package has been agreed to allow work to start on the final phase of reconnecting the Keswick to Threlkeld multi user trail which was severely damaged in Storm Desmond three years ago to the day (5 December).

    Posted: 5 December 2018.

  • Volunteer fair promises opportunities for all

    New Forest National Park

    Details of the New Forest’s number one event for volunteering opportunities have been announced to mark International Volunteer Day. The New Forest National Park Volunteer Fair returns in January, bigger and better than ever. The event is organised by the New Forest National Park Authority and brings together dozens of local groups to help budding […] The post Volunteer fair promises opportunities for all appeared first on New Forest National Park Authority.

    Posted: 5 December 2018.

  • Final consultation on Stedham with Iping Neighbourhood Plan

    South Downs National Park

    The submitted Stedham with Iping Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) is now open for consultation until Friday 1 February 2019. The plan has been submitted by Stedham with Iping Parish Council to the South Downs National Park Authority for examination by an independent examiner. All representations made as part of the consultation will be sent to the examiner for consideration alongside the plan. Neighbourhood Plans give local communities the power to shape development in their area. Once ‘made’ (adopted) they become part of the development plan for the National Park. The Stedham with Iping NDP includes planning policies on: Local Green

    Posted: 5 December 2018.

  • Tree planting event to celebrate loved-ones helps spruce up local park

    New Forest National Park

    Families and friends came together to celebrate their loved-ones by helping to plant a community woodland in the New Forest. The Family Trees event was run by the New Forest National Park Authority during the opening weekend of National Tree Week (24 November – 2 December) and marked the beginning of the tree planting season. […] The post Tree planting event to celebrate loved-ones helps spruce up local park appeared first on New Forest National Park Authority.

    Posted: 5 December 2018.

  • Grants up to £5,000 for your community project with Volunteer Ranger support

    South Downs National Park

    Grants up to £5,000 plus the support of Volunteer Rangers available in 2019 for South Downs projects Grants of up to £5,000 are available for non-profit organisations, parish councils and landowners in 2019 for projects that care for and enhance the South Downs National Park and promote opportunities for people to understand and enjoy it. Daniel Greenwood, Volunteer Development Officer, for the South Downs National Park, said: “Got an idea for a project in your community that the Volunteer Ranger Service can help deliver? Whether it’s refurbishing a community pond, creating a sensory garden, creating wildflower meadows or butterfly banks,

    Posted: 5 December 2018.