How will the extensions affect you?
Both the Yorkshire Dales National Park (YDNP) and the Lake District National Park (LDNP) have today been officially extended following Confirmation Orders issued by the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, announced in 2012 and 2015 (see overview maps below). Apart from the obvious benefits that come with National Park status, including an enhanced protection for landscapes and biodiversity and the boosts to tourism and the economy, as from today (1st August 2016) the YDNP and LDNP Authorities will take over responsibility for planning policy, planning applications and planning enforcement in these areas. To find out if you are now within one of the National Parks, see the official detailed maps here (YDNP) and here (LDNP).
Stephenson Halliday is a leading landscape and environmental planning practice, located in Kendal, a gateway to the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales. The practice has a long tradition of working with developers within the National Parks, and is eminently located and experienced to assist you with your development proposals in these newly-extended areas.