The Yorkshire Dales National Park is not a wilderness but a living, working environment, home to 20,000 people. Over 97% of the land is privately owned and the National Park Authority must manage its duty towards conservation with that towards the social and economic wellbeing of its local communities.
We offer a broad range of help and guidance to residents, including wildlife and building conservation, farming, being a ‘green’ business, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and how to acess grants and funding. We are also the statutory planning authority for the area.
Carve out your own woodland
Get advice on creating your own woodland along with up to 100% funding for planting and maintenance. A woodland can offer great opportunities to diversify your business, the accompanying fencing can help stock management and it offers a great home to wildlife.
Read all about it
Read the latest edition of 'Dales', the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority’s newspaper for residents of the National Park.
Planning a change?
Alterations and extensions to property and changes of use of land may require planning permission. If your house is a listed building you should definitely seek our advice before commencing any work.
Have your say on future Planning Policy
Last year we asked what you considered to be the most important local planning issues for the National Park over the next 15 years. We are now asking for your thoughts on a range of options to tackle them. Please be involved and tell us what you think - your responses will help shape planning policy for the next 15 years.