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Northumberland National Park unveils its vision for the future

Glen Sanderson & Tony GatesApprenticeships, support for the rural economy, health and learning are the cornerstones of a five year strategy unveiled by Northumberland National Park Authority.

The Northumberland National Park Management Plan 2016-2021 has been launched following an extensive consultation with stakeholders.

It sets out the priorities, long-term vision and actions for managing the National Park to ensure its objective to secure a sustainable and prosperous future for the landscape and its communities are being met.

The document, which lays out the National Park’s priorities, long-term vision and delivery action plan, was launched at The Cheviot Centre in Wooler, the northern gateway to the Park, by Chairman Councillor Glen Sanderson and Tony Gates, Chief Executive.

Glen Sanderson said: “This is the single most important document for the whole Park and sets out our ambitions for how the National Park will be looked after over the next five years.

“It guides the focus of the work that we will do to secure a prosperous future for the National Park and the people that live, work and visit this special place. The new plan reflects the views and aspirations of the local communities, young people, farmers, land managers, business owners, volunteers and visitors who make Northumberland National Park the unique natural asset that it is.

“This plan is a statement of our intent and its success depends on everyone who cares about the National Park helping to secure and enhance its future.

“We want to ensure that it is a place to be proud of for generations to come. On behalf of the Management Plan Partnership I would like to thank all those individuals and organisations that have contributed to the development of this plan.”

The new management plan builds on the highly successful implementation of the National Park Authority’s original plan which was launched in 2010. It generated a positive response from consultees with the majority of respondents and attendees at drop-in events in supp

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