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Press Office for the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority

Our Press Office offers news releases, a fact file, advice on filming, quick links within our website and information on who to contact.

A gallery of free-to-use images is available – please credit the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority. Journalists can subscribe to our news releases RSS feed.

You can find out about committee meetings, dates, agenda papers and minutes in National Park Authority committees .

Our latest press releases

The latest press releases issued by the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority are listed below.

Use the search to find a particular story or browse our news releases issued since 2005.

Approval for EE phone mast in Craven

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority has granted full planning permission for the installation of an 11 metre high telecommunications pole and associated equipment on Fleets Laithe, north of Hetton, in Rylstone parish.

Read the full press release, 'Approval for EE phone mast in Craven'

New homes decision deferred

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

A threat of legal action has led the Planning Committee of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority (YDNPA) to defer a decision on whether to grant planning permission for five new, affordable homes in Bainbridge for local people.

Read the full press release, 'New homes decision deferred'

Report: ‘Consider five times Council Tax for second homes’

Monday, 11 December 2017

A report published today on attracting families to the Yorkshire Dales National Park has formally outlined a proposal to increase Council Tax on second homes in the Park.

Read the full press release, 'Report: ‘Consider five times Council Tax for second homes’'

Future of farming group “on hold”

Monday, 11 December 2017

The work of a “task and finish” group set up to develop proposals for a local approach to farm support post-Brexit has been put on hold.

Read the full press release, 'Future of farming group “on hold”'

Dancefloor for Dales studio venue

Friday, 8 December 2017

A high quality dancefloor has been installed in The NASH studio venue in Hawes, with support from the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority’s Sustainable Development Fund (SDF).

Read the full press release, 'Dancefloor for Dales studio venue'

Reaction to Tour de Yorkshire full route announcement

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Reacting to this morning's unveiling of the full route for the 2018 Tour de Yorkshire, keen cyclist and YDNPA Member Champion for Recreation Management, Nick Cotton, said: "I am really looking forward to seeing the Tour de Yorkshire come back to the National Park and taking on some challenging climbs. During Stage Four the cyclists will be coming into the National Park in Embsay and climbing over Embsay Moor - a King of the Mountains climb - with great views out over the surrounding area. Then they will travel up Wharfedale to Kettlewell with a sprint at Kilnsey. Beyond Kettlewell is another King of the Mountains - Park Rash – parts of which are as steep as anything I’ve ever ridden in Britain, before a narrow technical run down Coverdale.

Read the full press release, 'Reaction to Tour de Yorkshire full route announcement'

Leaders: ‘Increase Council Tax on second homes’

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Increasing council tax on second homes in the Yorkshire Dales National Park is one of a number of measures being proposed as part of efforts to help attract and retain families to live and work in the area.

Read the full press release, 'Leaders: ‘Increase Council Tax on second homes’'

Farmers and gamekeepers try breeding wader surveys

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Research carried out by the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) and part-funded by the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority (YDNPA) has suggested that breeding wader survey methods can be successfully developed for gamekeepers – but that creating a workable methodology for farmers will be “more challenging”.

Read the full press release, 'Farmers and gamekeepers try breeding wader surveys'

Good turnout for first management plan forum

Friday, 24 November 2017

Representatives from more than 30 organisations met in Ingleton yesterday to discuss the emerging Yorkshire Dales National Park Management Plan 2018-2023.

Read the full press release, 'Good turnout for first management plan forum'

Ghost cows seen on Kisdon

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

A local choir called in ‘ghost cows’ from Kisdon Hill for the winter on Friday night, during a celebration evening in Upper Swaledale to mark the end of the Every Barn Tells A Story project.

Read the full press release, 'Ghost cows seen on Kisdon'

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