Glover review interim update – Campaign for National Parks reacts

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17 July 2019

Letters between Julian Glover and Michael Gove released by Defra this week has set out exciting updates to the Glover review of England’s designated landscapes.

In the letter Mr Glover, who has led the comprehensive review of the workings and purposes of England’s National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB’s) details a number of interim findings that reflect Campaign for National Park’s recommendations to the review, including:

  • The need for designated landscapes to lead the response to the crisis in nature.
  • The need to welcome more diverse people into the National Parks. Including a specific reference to our MOSAIC project.

In addition, the brief update refers to reforms to the way that designated landscapes are governed including the creation of a new National Landscapes Service and the need to tackle the challenges facing those communities living within the Parks.

North York Moors by Mike KiplingNorth York Moors National Park. Photo credit: Mike Kipling

Corinne Pluchino, Chief Executive of Campaign for National Parks said: “Whilst this is a very brief update we are delighted to see so many of the issues we worked have raised, come to the fore of the Glover Review. What also strikes me is the ambition of the interim findings. I hope this will make the full report a step-change moment for England’s National Parks and I look forward to reading the full details of the report.”

Campaign for National Parks is leading the campaign to make National Parks better protected, more beautiful and more accessible for everyone. This includes welcoming everyone to enjoy the Parks in sustainable ways, fundamentally changing the way we go about nature conservation in the National Parks, and improving powers to protect the National Parks from the threats of inappropriate development.

Click here to read the update