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Review of Protected Landscapes

It is 70 years since the 1949 Act of Parliament that began the family of National Parks in the UK. Now, as part of the 25 Year Environment Plan, the government has asked Julian Glover to lead an expert panel look at whether the protections for National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) are still fit for purpose. In particular, the review will look at what might be done better, what changes will help and if the definitions and systems in place are still valid.

It is expected that the review panel will publish the report making recommendations to government in Autumn 2019.

Call for evidence

Between 20 October and 18 December 2018, the DEFRA website hosted a call for evidence, providing everyone with the opportunity to contribute their opinion to the Protected Landscapes Review.

The North York Moors National Park Authority submitted its response to the Call for Evidence in December. You can download a summary of the National Park Authority’s recommendations to the panel, along with the full response, here.

To find out more about the Landscpaes Review, please visit the GOV.UK website