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Access to information

Individuals have important rights to access information held by all public bodies, including the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority, under:

  • The Freedom of Information Act 2000
  • The Environmental Information Regulations 2004
  • The Data Protection Act 1998 

At the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority we aim to promote a good understanding of the way we operate. Where we hold information, we will do our best to provide you with what you ask for as long as there is no legal or other restriction on us disclosing it.

As part of the Authority's commitment to openness, transparency and accountability, much of our information is routinely published and is easily accessible either from this website or by contacting our us directly.

Publication Scheme 

Additionally, the Freedom of Information Act requires all public authorities to produce and maintain a Publication Scheme. This is a general guide to what information is available and where to find it. Ours includes:

  • the classes of information that we publish or intend to publish
  • the manner in which the information is published and how to access it

Please take a look at the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority Publication Scheme

Open data

You can find out what we spend, how we spend it and other financial, personnel and authority information from our open data page.

Who to contact

You can contact us directly with a request. Please read our How to access information guidance note. This explains how to make a request for information, where to send it and how it will be handled. 

If you would like help in making your request or have any queries on the process, please email us on and we will be happy to help.

Open Data

Access Open Data information for Spending, Procurement, Personnel, Assets and Car Parks


List of budgets and Statements of accounts