Creating a National Park for Wales.
In our Programme for Government, we said we would create a new National Park. It would be in north-east Wales, based around the current Clwydian Range and Dee Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Why create a new National Park
National Parks are important for our environment. They are helping us to:
- tackle the nature emergency
- achieve more sustainable tourism
How do we create a new National Park
Designating a National Park is a significant undertaking. Natural Resources Wales (NRW) is the statutory designating authority. We have asked NRW to look at the case for a new National Park. They will need to:
- consult with local communities and relevant local authorities
- assess the geographical features in the area
- check the suitability of the area against legal definitions of what a National Park should be
- determine the ideal boundaries of the new park
- make recommendations to our Ministers