1. The DPA and the Climate Crisis

      As the world awaits the outcome of COP26, this is an appropriate time to state the DPA’s position on the climate crisis.  Internally, we are doing everything we can to reduce our carbon footprint. Amongst other things, we are continuing our working from home policy and reducing the hours spent in the office, so as…

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    2. Response to the DNPA Byelaws Consultation

      In September 2021, the Dartmoor National Park Authority announced that it will be revising Dartmoor’s byelaws and announced that a public consultation on its draft proposals was underway.

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    3. Graham Wall, DPA Vice-Chairman

      It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our much loved Vice-Chairman Graham Wall. Graham passed away peacefully, after a short illness, on Sunday 10th October 2021. As well as his planning expertise, from his time at Dartmoor National Park Authority, Graham brought a depth of knowledge about Dartmoor to his roles…

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    4. Dartmoor Matters Issue 206, Autumn 2021

      Our latest magazine, Issue 206 of Dartmoor Matters is now available.

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    5. Hallowed Turf, Perspectives on the conservation of Dartmoor Blanket Peat

      This year’s Dartmoor Society conference will be discussing peat restoration on Dartmoor; Hallowed Turf, Perspectives on the conservation of Dartmoor Blanket Peat will be held at Charter Hall, Okehampton on Friday 12 November. 

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    6. Biodiversity in the UK: boom or bust

      The House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee has published its report on ‘Biodiversity in the UK: bloom or bust’, which calls for the Government to conserve and restore UK biodiversity and ecosystems. The report is published amid grave concern that of the G7 countries, the UK has the lowest level of biodiversity remaining. The MPs…

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    7. DPA submission to Glover Review of National Parks

      As you may remember from an earlier article in 2018 the government commissioned the first major review of National Parks since the passing of the National Parks Act in 1949. The DPA deliberated long and hard before finally submitting our response.

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    8. Glover Review of National Parks

      In the first major review of its kind since our National Parks were established in 1949, the public is being encouraged to make its views known. This is open to everyone, whether living in a National Park or AONB; a visitor; representing an organisation, or simply caring about the environment, landscape and wildlife. The deadline…

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    9. Health and Harmony: the future for food, farming and the environment in a green Brexit

      The DPA, along with many other organisations, has responded to the government’s recent consultation looking at the future for food, farming and the environment in a green Brexit.

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    10. Dartmoor’s Magnificent Mires on film

      The Magnificent mires team have just produced a beautiful film explaining about the importance of Dartmoor’s blanket bogs.

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