The Cheviot Hills, Northumberland National Park\n© Simon Fraser

Annual Action Plan

How is the Management Plan delivered and monitored?

The preparation of the National Park Management Plan was led by the Management Plan Partnership. This partnership includes: Natural England, One North East, English Heritage, Forestry Commission, Defence Estates, Northumberland Tourism Limited, Northumberland National Park and County Joint Local Access Forum, Northumberland County Council and the Environment Agency.

To ensure the delivery of the Management Plan the Partnership prepares Annual Action Plans which provide detailed actions to deliver each outcome. Each action identifies who will lead on its delivery and when it is anticipated that the action will be completed.

The 2012/2013 Annual Action Plan is available to view here.

The Management Plan Partnership are committed to the delivery of the Management Plan and progress of delivery of the actions identified within each Annual Action Plan is monitored every 6 months, with updates added here. A full review of progress is undertaken annually and included in the State of the National Park Report

The Partnership are currently finalising the Annual Action Plan for 2011/12 – it will be adopted by the National Park Authority in March 2011 and will be added to this page after it is endorsed.

Delivery of the National Park Management Plan - what has been achieved so far?

View the second Annual Action Plan (2011/12)

There were 85 actions identified within the Management Plan Annual Action Plan for 2010/11. The majority of actions were achieved (58%) or substantially achieved (25%). 17% of actions were not achieved during 2010/11. In summary there are 49 targets which were completed, 21 which were substantially completed and 15 which were not completed.

View the first Annual Action Plan ( PDF Format, 156 kb) for 2010/11.

The table below illustrates delivery of the Management Plan Annual Action Plan at 31st March 2011. Further information on what has been achieved can be viewed by clicking on the links within the table.

Outcome
Outcome Lead
Status
Status
Status



Complete
Substantially completed
Not completed

A Welcoming Park





People who come to the National Park will feel they have had an exceptional experience in relating to the landscape and in finding peace, tranquillity and adventure and will have enjoyed their visit
Northumberland Tourism
57%
14%
29%

The National Park will be accessible to a wider and more diverse audience including people who live in, work in and visit the National Park
Northumberland National Park Authority
56%
22%
22%

A more diverse range of learning opportunities will be available to help people understand, value and contribute to conserving, enhancing and enjoying the National Park’s distinctive natural and cultural qualities
Northumberland National Park Authority
80%
20%


A Distinctive Place





A distinctive place that will maintain a sense of inspiration and tranquillity
Northumberland National Park Authority
50%
33%
16%

The natural qualities and diverse habitats that characterise the changing landscapes will be safeguarded and enhanced
Natural England
50%
25%
25%

The rich historic environment and archaeological heritage will be understood, valued and cared for
English Heritage
44%
22%
33%

There is a strong and recognisable sense of identity which is born of the deep rooted cultural heritage yet balances this with a vibrant approach to the future
Northumberland Tourism
50%

50%

A Living, Working Landscape for Now and the Future





New and better approaches to sustainable land and water management have been tested, adopted and embedded
Natural England
62%
13%
25%

The National Park has made an important contribution to increasing understanding about, and demonstrating the practice of, sustainable development and responses to climate change
Northumberland National Park Authority
80%
20%


There is sustained and economically viable business growth in sectors which sensitively make use of the natural, historical and cultural qualities
Northumberland Tourism
43%
57%


Thriving Communities





The communities in and around the National Park will have a strong connection to, and appreciation of, the National Park and be fully engaged in shaping its future
Northumberland National Park Authority
60%
20%
20%

Effective infrastructure (services, facilities, networks etc.) will support socially and culturally active communities with a high quality of life and improved health and wellbeing
Northumberland County Council
80%
20%


People will have opportunities to work in, live in and contribute to resilient communities in and around the National Park
Northumberland County Council
50%

50%

A Valued Asset





The National Park is widely recognised for its environmental, social and economic contribution, particularly to North East England
Northumberland National Park Authority
67%
33%


The National Park has made a distinctive contribution to a broader network of protected areas
Northumberland National Park Authority

50%
50%

The value of the National Park as a place that is worth looking after is clearly demonstrated by the policies and actions of all who have an influence on the National Park
Northumberland National Park Authority
100%



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