Following the delegation of new legislative powers to Wales, the Welsh Government has announced a range of proposed new Bills which will affect the Welsh National Parks and how they are managed. The consequences of these proposals could have a significant impact on our National Parks. Accordingly, the Friends, together with the Alliance for National Parks Cymru (AfNP Cymru) and the Welsh National Park Societies (WNPS), are closely monitoring any new proposals and, if thought appropriate, responding to them as and when the consultation documents are launched. If you wish to see the Friends submissions in full on any of the consultation documents of the various Bills proposed to be implemented, scroll down to find the relevant document. They are not in alphabetical order but in date order of our responses with the latest at the top.

Friends contribute to AfNP Cymru’s submission to Welsh Government’s consultation on improving access to the outdoors for responsible recreation

The Friends made a significant contribution to AfNP Cymru’s response to the Welsh Government on this consultation.

To see the full response, please click here.

Friends contribute to AfNP Cymru’s Submission on the Welsh Government’s Consultation for Welsh Agriculture

The Friends make a major contribution to the submission by the Alliance for National Parks Cymru to the consultation of the welsh Government on “A Strategic Framework for Welsh Agriculture.

To see the full submission please click here.

 

 

 

Friends Submit Evidence on the Environment (Wales) Bill with AfNP Cymru to the Environment and Sustainability Committee

In the middle of June,the Friends submitted evidence on the Environment (Wales) Bill to the Environment & Sustainability Committee. This evidence was submitted jointly with the other National Park Societies in Wales and the Alliance for National Parks Cymru.

To see the full submission presented at the end of May please click here.

Friends Submit Evidence together with AfNP Cymru to Review Panel

At the end of May, The Friends submitted their second stage evidence to the Review Panel on Designated Landscapes in Wales. This evidence was submitted jointly with the other National Park Societies in Wales and the Alliance for National Parks Cymru and focused on Governance issues. In addition to this, further comments were also submitted on the findings of the Review Panel following their scrutiny of evidence given to the first stage of the Review.

On 18 June, the Friends together with the Alliance gave oral evidence on their submission to the Review Panel in Cardiff. This proved to be a very positive meeting which lasted an hour.

To see the full submission presented at the end of May please click here.

To see our further full comments on the findings of the Review Panel for Stage 1, please click here.