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Living and working

The Yorkshire Dales National Park is home to 20,000 people. Over 97% of the land is privately owned. We try to balance the needs of conservation with the social and economic wellbeing of our local communities.

We offer help and guidance to residents and local businesses. We are also the statutory planning authority for the area, dealing with planning applications.

Help for farmers

From grants to stewardships, we can help

Application search

Search and view forms and plans - comment online

Planning policy

Find out about current planning policies and future reviews.

Funding for projects

Our Sustainable Development Fund can help individuals and businesses