What is the Northumberland National Park Management Plan?
Northumberland National Park Authority has a duty to prepare a National Park Management Plan as the framework for the delivery of the National Park statutory purposes and duty. The Management Plan is the single most important document for the National Park, setting out the guiding principles, vision, objectives and actions for managing the National Park.
The preparation of the Management Plan is led by the Management Plan Partnership, comprising: Northumberland National Park Authority, Northumberland County Council, The Environment Agency, Natural England, Historic England, English Heritage, Northumberland Tourism Limited, The Country Land and Business Association, The Defence Infrastructure Organisation, Northumberland County Joint Local Access Forum, Kielder Water and Forest Park Development Trust, The National Farmers Union, The Forestry Commission, The Northumberland National Park Foundation, and, The North East Farming and Rural Advisory Network. In addition a number of other partners contribute to the development and delivery of the Plan.
Although prepared by the Management Plan Partnership, the Management Plan is for everyone: residents, businesses, visitors, public bodies, all organisations and individuals with a stake in the National Park. The Management Plan guides the future management of the National Park in a way which will help to achieve its statutory purposes and duty, improving the quality of life for those who live or work in the National Park or are visitors to it. Therefore, not only does it set the framework for the National Park Authority’s own policies and activities but it also shapes the plans, strategies, and actions of all other bodies operating within the National Park.