1. 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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    2. 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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