The nine English National Park Management Plans

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Below you can find links to the nine English National Park Authority websites and the latest information on the status of the Management Plan for their area. The law currently states that Plans should be reviewed every 5 years.

National Parks England also maintains an overview, and immediately below you can see those National Parks that will be publishing updated Plans over the next four years.

2022 - Northumberland; Peak District

2023 - None

2024 - None

2025 - South Downs

Dartmoor National Park Partnership Plan 2021

Dartmoor logo This Partnership Plan (also known as the ‘Management Plan’) sets a bold Vision for Dartmoor’s future in delivering the purposes for which National Parks were designated, to conserve and enhance the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage, and to promote understanding and enjoyment of Dartmoor’s special qualities. The Plan is a call to action for individuals, communities, businesses, public bodies, voluntary sector, and other organisations to work together and with the National Park Authority to deliver this Vision. It also includes the Vision of the Next Generation of people who will be the future custodians of Dartmoor.

Dartmoor National Park Management Plan 2021-2026


Exmoor logo The Exmoor National Park Partnership Plan is for everyone who cares about Exmoor: the place, its communities and the benefits the National Park provides to the nation.

Exmoor National Park Partnership Plan 2018-2023

Lake District National Park Partnership Plan 2020-2025

Lake District logo The Lake District National Park Partnership recently prepared its 2015-2020 Plan to manage the Lake District. This Plan sets out how the partners work together to proactively and effectively manage the Lake District as a National Park and as a prospective World Heritage Site.

The Lake District National Park Partnership Plan 2020-2025

New Forest National Park Partnership Plan 2022 - 2027

New Forest logoThis new Partnership Plan includes new priority actions for the period 2022-2027 to help deliver the two National Park purposes and duty.

The New Forest National Park Partnership Plan 2022-2027

North York Moors Management Plan 2022 - 2027

NYM logoThe Management Plan for the National Park covers the period 2022-27.  It was the subject of consultation and discussion as part of its production, and represents the broad agreement of residents, businesses and local and national organisations as to how the National Park will be managed over the next 15 years.  It includes a new collective Vision for the National Park and seeks to provide an agreed and co-ordinated plan of action that delivers that vision for this cherished landscape within a rapidly changing world.

The North York Moors National Park Partnership Plan 2022-2027


2016 - 2021

Northumberland logoNorthumberland National Park Authority has a duty to prepare a National Park Management Plan as the framework for the delivery of the National Park statutory purposes and duty. The Management Plan is the single most important document for the National Park, setting out the guiding principles, vision, objectives and actions for managing the National Park.

Northumberland National Park Management Plan 2016-2021

Peak District

2018 - 2023

Peak District logoThe plan brings together and coordinates the work of many different partners who help achieve the purposes and duty of the Peak District National Park. It aims to encourage integrated approaches that achieve national park purposes in ways that benefit everyone. The plan is the single most important policy document for the national park. In June and July 2017 the Peak District NPA held a public consultation on the management plan.

Peak District National Park Management Plan 2018-2023

South Downs

2020 - 2025

South Downs logoThe plan has been a joint venture from the start, with many individuals, organisations and networks in, and, around the National Park, who have helped to shape it and will now be involved in its delivery. It is, after all, for all those with an interest in or influence on the National Park.

The South Downs National Park Partnership Plan 2020-2025

Yorkshire Dales

2019 - 2024

Yorkshire Dales logoThis Management Plan sets out our ambitions for how the National Park will be looked after over the next five to ten years. It will guide and focus the work that we will do to secure a prosperous future for the National Park and its communities.

Yorkshire Dales National Park Management Plan