A Diverse Working and Cherished Landscape A resilient Peak District where the unique beauty of its working landscapes, its wildlife and environment, its tranquillity, cultural heritage and the communities within it, continue to be understood and valued nationally for their diversity and richness.
DL1 The diverse national park landscapes will respond to challenges whilst retaining their special qualities and natural beauty.
DL2 Our cultural heritage and distinctive local traditions will be sustained and enhanced as an integral part of modern Peak District life.
DL3 The richness of the natural environment will be conserved, restored and enhanced so wildlife can thrive, ecological systems remain healthy and its diverse geology is retained and valued.
DL4 Greenhouse gas emissions will be reduced and a healthy national park will adapt to the effects of climate change.
A Welcoming and Inspiring PlaceAn inspiring Peak District where all are welcome to discover, enjoy, understand and value the special qualities of the national park; a place where people can develop a sense of adventure and belonging, and play a part in its sustainable future.
WI1 The national park will strengthen its role as a welcoming place and premier destination, synonymous with escape, adventure, enjoyment and sustainability.
WI2 The Peak District will be an unrivaled setting for opportunities which enable people to develop a deeper understanding and appreciation of the place, and which instil a desire to contribute to the conservation, community and economy of the national park.
WI3 Visitors and residents will be inspired to act in a way that sustains the environment and the special qualities of the Peak District.
WI4 Accessible and diverse recreation opportunities will be available for all, encouraging healthy living, enjoyment of the landscape and a sense of adventure.
Thriving and Vibrant CommunitiesA lived in, sustainable, thriving and innovative Peak District that engages both local and neighbouring communities, and promotes a high quality of life by conserving and enhancing the special qualities of the national park.
TV1 Thriving villages, hamlets and the market town of Bakewell will adapt to new challenges whilst retaining their valued historic and cultural integrity.
TV2 Communities and individuals will feel inspired to live sustainably and help shape the place they live in.
TV3 Residents will have sustainable access to local services and employment.
TV4 More opportunities will be found to provide locally needed affordable housing.
An Enterprising and Sustainable EconomyAn enterprising and sustainable Peak District economy which capitalises on and enhances its special qualities and promotes a strong sense of local identity, reflecting the aspirations of local business, organisations and communities.
ES1 Profitable farming, through food production, land management and farm based business, will promote and contribute to the special qualities of the national park, and is recognised as essential to its character and health.
ES2 There will be a diversity of thriving businesses supporting and contributing to the economy and local communities which are critical to the long term future of the national park.
ES3 The Peak District landscape will be managed by farmers and other land managers to increase the potential economic return from public goods, such as clean water, carbon storage and renewables.
ES4 Traditional and modern economic development that is innovative, well managed and appropriate to the landscape will be supported.
The Peak District: Where beauty, vitality and discovery meet at the heart of the nation
Our vision for the Peak District National Park was chosen by a cross section of residents and visitors to Bakewell on market day. They especially liked the word beauty which is a quality many people associate with the national park. Beauty can be found in vast iconic landscapes of the Dark Peak, or in a lichen growing on an old limestone wall.
The national park provides vital services to the rest of the country, in terms of locking carbon away and providing food and clean water, as well as recreational opportunities all of which support our wellbeing as a nation. The word vitality has been chosen because is expresses not only a healthy and living landscape, supported by wildlife and geology, but also refers to the communities and the heritage of the national park, which are crucial to its ongoing wellbeing and make it such a special place.
Discovery can mean different things depending on your perspective. It can mean the first walk on the Dark Peak, taking part in an extreme activity in the outdoors, or learning about the ecosystems that we rely on for our water and food. It can also mean escaping from an urban landscape and finding something new about yourself in the natural environment.