1. DPA Privacy Statement

      Dartmoor Preservation Association General Privacy Notice At the Dartmoor Preservation Association (DPA) we are committed to protecting and respecting peoples’ privacy. Whilst this Notice is primarily aimed at our members, it is also applicable to others with whom we interact. Please be assured that we will NEVER sell your details, or share them without obtaining…

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    2. Policies of the Association

      We are often asked what the DPA stands for. In response to this we collated a list of policies dealing with some of the main issues on Dartmoor. Our policies are subject to frequent review and amendment where appropriate. We encourage members to comment on policies. Policies are discussed and formulated at regular meetings of…

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    3. Energy

      It is felt by many that National Parks in the 21st century should be exemplars of sustainable development and living and should support innovative solutions to public transport, low carbon lifestyles and the generation of renewable energy. In some respects Dartmoor would seem ideally suited to renewable energy. Although not noted for its abundant sunshine,…

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    4. Minerals & Quarrying

      Dartmoor has a rich mineral heritage. Evidence of tin working on the moor dates from earliest times and the extraction of clay has been an important activity since the mediaeval period. Around the edges of Dartmoor, the metamorphic aureole has provided the resources for a variety of historic mining enterprises. But these days, Dartmoor is…

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    5. Planning & Land Use

      Major developments within the National Park are inconsistent with the principle of preservation or indeed the purpose of having landscape designation.  Even some relatively modest development proposals can be damaging to, for example, open moorland or the heart of an historic settlement.  We therefore support the strict control of development through the National Park Authority’s…

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