Press releases from the family of UK National Parks

  • Second consultation opens on Local Plan

    Yorkshire Dales National Park

    How many new homes a year should be built in the Yorkshire Dales National Park to sustain communities?  Would people like new development to be ‘zero carbon’?  And should planning policies support development that helps Dales farmers to intensify production?  These are the main questions in ‘Consultation No.2 – Exploring our options’, which represents the […] The post Second consultation opens on Local Plan appeared first on Yorkshire Dales National Park.

    Posted: 10 August 2020.

  • Don’t miss the Perseid Meteor Shower

    Northumberland National Park

    Famously slaying the sea monster Cetus and rescuing the Ethiopian princess Andromeda in Greek mythology, Perseus is now immortalised as a starry constellation in the night sky above us. However, in the next few weeks or so, he’ll be raining down meteors by the score in one of the most impressive night-time spectacles of the […] The page Don’t miss the Perseid Meteor Shower first appeared on Northumberland National Park.

    Posted: 10 August 2020.

  • Six nests in the sixth year for Northumberland Hen Harriers in a record year

    Northumberland National Park

    2020 was a very successful year for hen harriers in Northumberland with birds successfully breeding here for the sixth year in a row, making it the best nesting place in recent years in England for this rare bird of prey. The Northumberland Hen Harrier Protection Partnership is pleased to announce that this year 18 young […] The page Six nests in the sixth year for Northumberland Hen Harriers in a record year first appeared on Northumberland National Park.

    Posted: 10 August 2020.

  • Statement on bearded vulture in the Peak District

    Peak District National Park

    Sarah Fowler, chief executive of the Peak District National Park said: “In a year that was already written into the history books by the unusual and unprecedented, no-one in the Peak District expected our skies to be graced by one of Europe’s most magnificent and rarest birds.

    Posted: 7 August 2020.

  • Road trip to the Edge of Empire, by bus

    Northumberland National Park

    Operating daily throughout the summer, the Hadrian’s Wall Country Bus, with the appropriately listed service number: AD122 (the year in which the Wall was built) is not just a means of travel to get up to Wall, it is a really enjoyable experience in its own right; allowing you to site back with no worries, […] The page Road trip to the Edge of Empire, by bus first appeared on Northumberland National Park.

    Posted: 5 August 2020.

  • Historic trees have been protected in the Peak District National Park

    Peak District National Park

    Work has taken place to protect an historic avenue of trees in the Peak District National Park which will ensure the public can enjoy them for years to come.

    Posted: 5 August 2020.

  • Broads Briefing - August 2020

    Broads National Park

    John Packman's Broads Briefing for August 2020 is now available to read.

    Posted: 5 August 2020.

  • Farmers ‘score’ hay meadows as part of trial scheme

    Yorkshire Dales National Park

    Twelve Dales farmers participating in a pilot payment scheme have surveyed the species-richness of their traditional hay meadows – and submitted score sheets for potentially the last time.  The farming scheme in Wensleydale and Coverdale – now in its fifth and final year – is paying the farmers according to the results they produce; the […] The post Farmers ‘score’ hay meadows as part of trial scheme appeared first on Yorkshire Dales National Park.

    Posted: 3 August 2020.

  • Broads Authority Rangers celebrated this World Ranger Day

    Broads National Park

    Today we are celebrating the amazing work that Rangers and Ranger Volunteers do in the Broads.

    Posted: 31 July 2020.

  • Two new members for the board of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority

    Yorkshire Dales National Park

    The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) have appointed two new members to the board of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority (YDNPA) replacing Jocelyn Manners-Armstrong and Judith Donovan who both reached the end of their four-year terms. They are Mark Corner and Derek Twine. Mark Corner Mark Corner is a trustee and former […] The post Two new members for the board of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority appeared first on Yorkshire Dales National Park.

    Posted: 30 July 2020.

  • New Forest National Park Authority approves Fawley Waterside development

    New Forest National Park

    The New Forest National Park Authority has approved the planning development proposal on the site of the former Fawley power station. At a virtual meeting today, the Authority’s Planning Committee approved the scheme which has been five years in the planning, and is the most significant to have ever been considered by the National Park […] The post New Forest National Park Authority approves Fawley Waterside development appeared first on New Forest National Park Authority.

    Posted: 28 July 2020.

  • Idyllic Rural Housing in Dulverton

    Exmoor National Park

    Posted: 28 July 2020.

  • Ambassador scheme launched to help protect the New Forest

    New Forest National Park

    The New Forest National Park Authority is inviting people to become New Forest Ambassadors to help support its work protecting this internationally-important area. Since Covid-19 travel restrictions were eased the New Forest has, like many other locations, received unprecedented numbers of people returning to enjoy time outside. Most people cause no issues and given the […] The post Ambassador scheme launched to help protect the New Forest appeared first on New Forest National Park Authority.

    Posted: 27 July 2020.

  • Broads Authority bids farewell to Officer Sandra Beckett after 40 years of service

    Broads National Park

    Sandra is retiring after an outstanding length of service at the Authority.

    Posted: 24 July 2020.

  • Fawley Extraordinary Planning Meeting 28 July 2020

    New Forest National Park

    Tune in to our Extraordinary Planning Meeting which will discuss the site of the former Fawley power station. The meeting will be streamed live at 10am on 28 July 2020, and everyone is welcome to watch/listen in. Click here to join. The recording will be available for one month via the same link. In April we […] The post Fawley Extraordinary Planning Meeting 28 July 2020 appeared first on New Forest National Park Authority.

    Posted: 23 July 2020.