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Public have their say on future of Yorkshire Dales National Park
2:20pm Thursday 10th January 2013 in News
Poor broadband provision, quarrying and retaining access to services are just three issues that have been highlighted by Dales residents as part of a public consultation.
And there’s still time to have your say on two important documents that will shape the future of the area.
The first is the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority’s new Local Plan – which will provide a clear local framework to guide and promote new development where it is needed while protecting the quality of the area’s unique historic, natural and built environment.
Peter Stockton, the authority’s head of sustainable development, said: “We’ve had a range of comments so far on subjects including broadband provision in the national park, access to services, and the quarrying industry.”
The other key document is the Draft National Park Management Plan (NPMP), which sets out a strategy for caring for the beautiful but fragile landscape for the next five years.
Carl Lis, chairman of the NPMP steering group, said: “The views of the public have been vital in helping create the draft plan and will be equally vital to its success.”
The deadline for comments is tomorrow (Friday) and details are available at yorkshiredales.org.uk/your.