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Every opinion matters: National Park seeks your views on the future of the North York Moors

Coastal view towards Robin Hood's Bay by Ebor ImagesCoastal view towards Robin Hood's Bay by Ebor Images

24 February 2021

The North York Moors National Park Authority is asking people to ‘be bold’, as it opens up the opportunity for members of the public to share their own opinions about the future of this extraordinary area. The viewpoints gathered will establish a ‘shared vision’, which will sit at the very heart of the National Park’s new Management Plan.

Tom Hind, Chief Executive of the North York Moors National Park Authority, said:

“Every National Park has a Management Plan that sets out a long-term vision for the future as well as the priority actions needed to get there. It’s been more than five years since the Plan for the North York Moors was reviewed and so much has changed in this period: Brexit, the 25 Year Environment Plan and an overhaul of farm policy to name but three.

“What’s more, the last 12 months have also given many people an increased appreciation for the great outdoors. We want to harness that enthusiasm and put it to work for the benefit of the North York Moors.”

The Management Plan for the North York Moors guides not only the activities of the National Park Authority, but all those connected to the area, including local and national organisations, businesses and residents. It sets out what conservation, farming, housing, tourism and transport should all look like in the years ahead, and how the National Park should be left for the next generation.

“This is a conversation for all of us and we want to hear as many different voices as possible,” continued Mr. Hind. “So whether you’re a resident, business or stakeholder, your input is vital to us.”

To find out more and to have your voice heard, please visit the Your views page of the Management Plan area of the website, where you can complete a quick survey and sign up to the mailing list. You can also email your thoughts to managementplan@northyorkmoors.org.uk

Rosedale East mines in the North York Moors National Park Credit Ebor Images

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The North York Moors National Park

The North York Moors is a beautiful landscape of stunning moorland, ancient woodland and historic sites. Created on 28 November 1952 it became Britain’s sixth national park. Covering an area of 554 square miles (1,436 square kilometres) the National Park has 26 miles of coastline, two national nature reserves, 840 Scheduled Monuments and over 3,000 listed buildings, attracting an estimated 8.3 million visitors a year.

The National Park has two visitor centres, The Moors National Park Centre, Danby and Sutton Bank National Park Centre, providing opportunities for cycling, walking, eating, picnicking, shopping, crafts and wildlife-watching. The centre in Danby also houses the Inspired by… gallery, which features regularly changing exhibitions by artists who draw their inspiration from the North York Moors.

The North York Moors National Park Authority works with a wide variety of people to care for this beautiful corner of Yorkshire, providing apprenticeships and volunteering opportunities with nearly 14% of staff being apprentices from local families.

To view other press releases and for further information about the North York Moors National Park, visit www.northyorkmoors.org.uk