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One week left to have say on our Designated Landscapes

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A photo of a family of three walking through a National Park looking up at the trees.
Photo Credit: New Forest National Park

People have one week left to help shape the future of England’s cherished National Parks and Areas of Outstanding National Beauty (AONB).

In October Environment Secretary Michael Gove and writer Julian Glover invited the public to respond to a Call for Evidence, which forms part of the government’s Designated Landscapes Review.

Businesses, visitors, residents and community groups who have an interest in our 10 National Parks and 34 AONBs have until December 18 to give their views on whether they think our designated landscapes meet the nation’s needs.

The Call for Evidence also asks whether there is scope for the current network to expand, whether housing and transport in protected landscapes could be improved, the role they play in our cultural heritage, and how these iconic areas can boost habitats for wildlife.

Lead Reviewer Julian Glover said:

This is a fantastic opportunity for the public to help shape the very lay of the land when it comes to the future of our National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

By sharing your thoughts on what is and isn’t working in these cherished landscapes you are ensuring that they can be best enjoyed by us, and by generations to come.

Evidence received will form part of the designated landscapes review, which will report back next year with recommendations.

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