Aim: The Authority is inspiring, pioneering and enabling in delivering the National Park vision
Aims and Objectives
To help us to achieve our vision, the five aims below will work together over the 20 year period.
- Enabling delivery
- Climate Change
- Landscape and Nature Recovery
- Welcoming Place
- Thriving Communities
The first aim, enabling delivery, captures key elements of the National Park Authority’s own essential business and management of transformational change. In order to distinguish this from our activities that deliver to the remaining four aims, drawn from the National Park Management Plan, alphabetical references rather than numerical references are used. The five aims should be viewed as an integrated set for the Authority, rather than in isolation, as actions that deliver one aim will frequently deliver other aims too. A set of objectives underpin each aim. The objectives are the priority areas where the Authority can have the most impact over the next five years to deliver our aims. As with the aims, these objectives are interconnected; actions that deliver one objective will frequently contribute to delivering other objectives.
# Enabling Delivery
# Objective A: Planning
To achieve national performance standards for planning applications by type dealt with in a timely manner.
# Objective B: Access
To achieve timescales and follow processes for the statutory functions under Countryside and Rights of Way Act and Town and Country Planning Act.
# Objective C: People
To have highly engaged, healthy and inclusive staff and volunteers.
# Objective D: Financial Resilience
To be financially resilient and provide value for money.
# Objective E: Assets
To have best practice arrangements in place for the Authority’s assets.
# Objective F: Governance
To have best practice governance arrangements in place.
# Objective G: Information and Performance
To have best practice IT access controls, security arrangements, performance and risk arrangements in place.
# Objective H: Climate Change
To reduce the Authority’s greenhouse gas emissions.
# NPMP Aim One
Aim: The Peak District National Park is more resilient and net-zero by 2040 through its exemplary response to climate change
# Objective 1
To lower greenhouse gas emissions significantly, focussing on the largest emitters within our influence.
# Objective 2
To sequester and store substantially more carbon while contributing to nature recovery.
# Objective 3
To reverse damage to nature, biodiversity and cultural heritage and in particular built environments caused by climate change.
# NPMP Aim Two
Aim: The Peak District National Park is a resilient landscape in which nature, beauty, and cultural heritage are significantly enhanced
# Objective 4
To be a place where nature recovers and biodiversity flourishes.
# Objective 5
To understand, appreciate and enhance the cultural heritage and in particular built environments of the National Park as part of an ever-changing landscape.
# Objective 6
To protect and enhance the natural beauty of the Peak District National Park’s contrasting and ever-evolving landscape.
# NPMP Aim Three
Aim: The Peak District is a welcoming place where all are inspired to enjoy, care for and connect to its special qualities
# Objective 7
To encourage a sustainable visitor economy that supports local businesses, cares for the National Park’s special qualities and respects the well-being of local communities.
# Objective 8
To create opportunities for young people and those from under-served communities to connect with and enjoy the National Park.
# Objective 9
To promote the National Park as a place where there are opportunities for the improvement of physical and mental health and well-being.
# NPMP Aim Four
Aim: Peak District National Park communities are thriving and sustainable places where all generations can live healthy and fulfilled lives