Agenda item

National Park Management Plan Annual Monitoring Report 2018/19 (MM)



The Chair welcomed Dianne Jeffery, the Independent Chair of the National Park Management Plan Advisory Group to the meeting.


Matt Mardling  the Senior Strategy Officer then introduced the covering report and explained to Members that The Environment Act requires the National Park Authorities to produce a Management Plan and update it every 5 years, so this report was to provide them with the monitoring information for the end of the first complete year of the new Management Plan, and identify those delivery areas that are either achieved, at risk of not being achieved and not achieved.   Of the 26 delivery actions identified, 24 were achieved, 1 was at risk of not being achieved and 1 was action that was not achieved which related to monitoring of landscape which had proved challenging, but expected to be back on track by the end of the calendar year.


Following the workshop that was held to look at better events management, 5 additional actions will go into the Management Plan going forward, and they will be monitored by the Advisory Group.



Dianne Jeffrey then provided an update on the first year’s delivery of the 2018-23 Peak District National Park Management Plan, and highlighted some of the difficult challenges facing the National Park.


She explained that the Advisory Group, which meets 3 times year, help to draw informed opinion and wide ranging interests to help steer and develop the combined work of partners to achieve the objectives.   Good example of collaborative co-operative working of people working together with different interests towards same objectives.  She then went onto give some examples of how they work.


·         Preparing for a  future climate – looking at which special qualities of the National Park are at greatest risk, through a climate change vulnerability assessment.

·         Farming/land management

·         Landscape Conservation

·         National Park for everyone

·         Encouraging enjoyment

·         Supporting thriving and sustainable communities and economy


Members then discussed and made comments on the report and plan.


The Chair on behalf of Members  thanked Dianne Jeffrey and the National Park Management Plan Advisory team for their hard work, and was pleased to note that the Annual Event in Autumn would be focussing on climate change.


The recommendation to approve the report subject to additional actions regarding events management was moved, seconded, put to the vote and carried.




1.    To approve the National Park Management Plan Annual Monitoring Report 2018/19.


2.    To note the addition of actions relating to events management as part of the Peak District National Park Management Plan 2018-23 delivery plan.

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