Welcome to the Yorkshire Dales National Park...outstanding scenery, a range of wildlife habitats and a rich cultural heritage.
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Article 4 Direction - Change of use of agricultural buildings to commercial uses
In May 2013 the Government introduced a new permitted development right that allows certain agricultural buildings to be converted to a range of commercial uses without planning permission.
At its meeting in March 2014 the National Park Authority resolved to confirm an 'Article 4 Direction' that will remove this permitted development right.
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15 April 2014
Three new faces have been welcomed to the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority (YDNPA).....
8 April 2014
World-famous Tour de France cyclists riding through the Yorkshire Dales National Park in July will be facing some stiff competition in the speed league tables.....
1 April 2014
Textiles are taking centre stage over the next few weeks at the Dales Countryside Museum in Hawes.....
31 March 2014
The impact of trees on the landscape is highlighted in a series of paintings now on display at the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority’s Yoredale offices in Bainbridge.....
27 March 2014
Tour de France visitors to the Yorkshire Dales on 5 and 6 July will be able to watch the Grand Départ on large TV screens set up outside the Grassington, Hawes and Aysgarth Falls National Park Centres.....
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Archaeology and the historic environment
Saturday 26 April 2014 - Grassington Town Hall
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Discover the Nature in the Dales
Discover the wonders of nature in the Yorkshire Dales National Park with our new sister site, Nature in the Dales. Whether you are a visitor to the National Park, a naturalist, professional or student, there is something for you. With stunning photography and detailed information about the species and habitats found in the National Park and where you can see them, we hope you enjoy our new website.
Enjoy the National Park...safely
It's fantastic to get out in the winter weather to enjoy the beautiful Yorkshire Dales, but make sure you stay safe.
Le Tour is coming to the Dales!
The 2014 Tour de France is coming to the Yorkshire Dales! The first stage will start in Leeds and make its way through the Yorkshire Dales National Park before finishing in Harrogate. The Dales will be a fantastic backdrop to the world's most famous cycling race.
- Find out more: What you need to know about Le Tour
- See the spectacle: find out how you can enjoy Le Tour's visit (at www.cyclethedales.org.uk)
- Take advantage of the visit: - information for residents, landowners and businesses
- Take to two wheels: find out more about cycling in the Yorkshire Dales on our 'sister' website, Cycle the Dales
- Get a sneak peak - see our film about cycling in the Yorkshire Dales National Park (at www.cyclethedales.org.uk)
Using an Apple device? See the film at www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxuMgtv1Hyg