Green fields highlighted by sunrays through heavy clouds from Curbar Edge

Authority Plan

Our Authority Plan for 2023-28 sets out the actions we will undertake to deliver our statutory purpose to conserve and enhance the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage of the Park and promote opportunities for understanding and enjoyment of the special qualities of the Park by the public.

We are also instrumental in the development and the delivery of the National Park Management Plan which is a collaborative, partnership plan for the Park as a place. Therefore, our Authority Plan also outlines the actions we will take to enable delivery of the National Park vision:

By 2043 the Peak District National Park is exemplary in its response to climate change and nature recovery. Its special qualities and resilience as a living landscape have been significantly enhanced. It is a welcoming place where all are inspired to care and communities thrive

To help us to achieve the vision, we have set five aims which will work together over the 20 year period:

Enabling delivery

Peak District National Park Authority's own essential (statutory) business

Climate Change

Work towards net-zero through our exemplary response to climate change.

Landscape and Nature Recovery

Nature, beauty, and cultural heritage are significantly enhanced within our resilient landscape.

Welcoming Place

Everyone is welcome and inspired to enjoy, care for and connect to the special qualities.

Thriving Communities

Thriving and sustainable communities where all generations can live healthy and fulfilled lives.

There are a detailed set of objectives which under pin each aim (see Authority Plan for 2023-28). This provides the framework for us to align our resources to help achieve the Peak District National Park Vision.

We have been ambitious in setting our desired outcomes, yet realistic in terms of our resources. It enables us to make the case for the support and resources needed to conserve and enhance the Peak District National Park’s special qualities. It also provides the flexibility to take advantage of opportunities as they emerge.

We will continue to speak up for and care for the Peak District National Park, so everyone can enjoy, forever.

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