The Public Inquiry was announced into the proposed variations to the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks in a Written Ministerial Statement on 29 January 2013
For more information about the Public Inquiry contact:
Helen Wilson: Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks variations Inquiry Manager
Telephone: 01527 65741 or 07879 443035
Natural England proposed designating land between the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks in 2009 and has carried out two public consultations leading to a decision in September 2011 that the National Parks should be extended. On 17 January 2012 its Chair and Chief Executive signed Orders which, if confirmed, would vary the boundaries of the National Parks.
The Yorkshire Dales National Park (Designation) (Variation) Order 2012 would change the boundaries of the Yorkshire Dales National Park:
The Lake District National Park (Designation) (Variation) Order 2012 would change the boundaries of the Lake District National Park:
The Orders are about to be submitted to the Secretary of State for her consideration. Anybody may make written representations (whether to object, support or suggest changes) which should be sent directly to the Secretary of State by 16 March 2012.
Full details on how to download the Orders, venues where they can be inspected and how to make representations can be found on the Lakes to Dales consultation page.
The deposit period has been advertised according to statutory requirements in national and local newspapers. In addition we have written to statutory consultees and individuals and organisations who have responded to either of our previous consultations.
Consultation - information on the current ‘deposit period’ and the previous two consultations.
Background - summary of what has happened on this project so far.
Maps - downloadable maps of the proposed boundaries and links interactive maps and GIS data.
Documents - all publications produced for this project
After the end of the deposit period the Secretary of State will give consideration to all objections, and may hold a public inquiry. A public inquiry must be held if a County or District Council with land in the National Park or the proposed extensions objects and does not withdraw its objection.
Having considered all responses and any inquiry report, the Secretary of State may decide whether to confirm the Orders. She may also make modifications to the Orders.
To make formal representations about the Orders, please write directly to the Secretary of State (see our consultation page for details).
For all other queries:
Telephone: 0300 060 2178
Write to: Lakes to Dales Landscape Designation Project, Natural England, Bridgewater House, 60 Whitworth Street, Manchester M1 6LT
David Vose, Project Manager - Tel: 07900 608492, Email: David.Vose@naturalengland.org.uk