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View across Upper Wensleydale by Mark Sadler

NPMP Steering Group

The Steering Group is made up of the authorities and organisations that have a major contribution to delivering the objectives in the Management Plan. They meet as often as is necessary and have agreed the framework for monitoring progress.

The Steering Group prepare annual progress reports to inform the National Park Authority and other key delivery partners. They will identify where there are opportunities or need for greater collaboration and co-ordinated action amongst partners in order to deliver the objectives in the Management plan.

Steering Group Membership

  • Cllr. Richard Foster – Craven District Council
  • Anthony Bradley – Dales Farmer Network (Yorkshire)
  • Lord Shuttleworth – Dales Rural Estates Network (Cumbria/Lancashire)
  • Adrian Thornton-Berry – Dales Rural Estates Network (Yorkshire)
  • Jessica Goodfellow – Dales Tourism Businesses (Cumbria/Lancashire)
  • Jonathan Smith – Dales Tourism Businesses (Yorkshire)
  • – Eden District Council
  • Martin Christmas – Environment Agency
  • Crispin Thorn – Forestry Commission
  • Paul Duncan – Natural England
  • Cllr. Richard Good – Richmondshire District Council
  • Dan Hudson – South Lakeland District Council
  • David Sharrod – Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust (Chair)
  • Neil Heseltine – Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority (Deputy Chair)
  • David Butterworth – Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority
  • Laura Day – Youth Representative
  • Joe Hudson – Youth Representative