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Threat to affordable housing in National Parks

We’ve recently argued that National Parks should be exempt from Government proposals which could significantly reduce the number of new affordable homes provided in rural areas.

PDNP (Tim Nicholson)

Next steps on road studies

Over the past few weeks, further information has been published about government studies which could lead to major new road proposals in National Parks.

Mosaic Residential in Northumberland

The northern most Mosaic krew had a wonderful time staying at the YHA in Kielder on the hottest weekend of the year so far

Mosaic Young Champions on Dunkery Beacon

National Gathering of Young Champions

Young Champions with the Mosaic youth project from all corners of England gathered last weekend at Pinkery Exploration Centre on Exmoor. They came from the Lake District, Northumberland, the New Forest, the Yorkshire Dales and Exmoor to celebrate Mosaic’s first year...

Community Champion Alan McDonald in Snowdonia

National Parks are good for you!

100% of Champions, in a recent survey. said they feel positive after visiting National Parks. Most feel that this good feeling stays with them for a significant amount of time. We've been exploring the impacts of National Parks on health and wellbeing with the Community Champions in Wales. Here's a taster of the main findings.

Mosaic Champions win New Discoverer Award!

Fazielat and Shamshad Iqbal have been presented the New Discoverers Award by the Northumberland National Park Authority, Both Fazielat and Shamshad have been involved in encouraging young Asian women from the the Angelou Centre in Newcastle to the National Park since 2002. 



Lake District Champions at Black Sail Hut

Lake District Champions explore Ennerdale

Lake District Young Champions Elliot Winfindale and Hayley Jago from Cockermouth and Whitehaven report on a weekend with other Champions exploring the Ennerdale Valley.

Park Protector Awards 2014 launched

New funding for conservation projects in National Parks

Environmental campaigners, conservationists and heritage lovers could secure vital funding and recognition for their work by entering this year’s Park Protector Awards, supported by HF Holidays and Ramblers Holidays Charitable Trust.

Barns in the Yorkshire Dales

National Parks to be exempt from new barn conversion proposals

The Campaign for National Parks has welcomed today’s announcement that National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty are to be exempt from proposals to allow barn conversions without planning permission by thanking the Planning Minister, Nick Boles, for listening to their concerns.

We have moved!

The Campaign for National Parks has moved offices. You can now find us at:

The Campaign for National Parks
5-11 Lavington Street
Tel: 020 7981 0890 / Fax: 0207 803 0525

News release: Letter to Planning Minister Nick Boles MP

Exclude National Parks from barn conversion proposals

Ten charities have sent an open letter to Planning Minister Nick Boles MP, urging him to exempt National Parks from proposals to allow redundant barns to be converted into housing without planning permission.

Brecon Beacons School Visit

Education Officer for a day at Brecon Beacons National Park

Brecon Beacons Community Champion, Maleka Bari, writes about her day shadowing Brecon Beacons Education Officer Ron Layton.