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Peak District National Park Authority reviews its property holdings

This is an archived press release

Monday 13 June 2005

13 June 2005

Peak District National Park Authority reviews its property holdings

The Peak District National Park Authority is carrying out a major review of its properties and is inviting involvement from others in future property management arrangements.

The Authority's wide-ranging property portfolio includes moorland estates, historic buildings, farms, woodlands, walking trails, visitor centres and car parks.

With a history stretching back to 1951, the circumstances that led to some of the Authority's acquisitions may have altered and therefore an extensive review process is going on to streamline the portfolio to meet current needs.

National Park properties typically raise conservation, recreation and land use issues. Organisations or individuals may welcome the chance to be involved in the review, or even look for a chance to have a stake in the future management of some properties.

In addition some properties would benefit from greater investment, possibly under new partnership or leasing arrangements, and some may even be offered for sale.

Authority chair Tony Hams said: "We would like to hear from others with objectives in accord with our own, who are interested in conserving or enhancing the assets of the National Park, to explore the scope for new arrangements for the benefit of all parties."

A list and map of properties owned by the Authority can be obtained by contacting the Peak District National Park Property Service on 01629 816341 or email paul.harrop@peakdistrict.gov.uk. The list will give a contact person for individual properties.

This is an archived press release

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