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 Welsh Designated Landscapes (AfWDL) 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. The Friends’ submissions on consultation documents are below, in date order of our responses with the latest at the top.

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.

Friends Submit Comments to Natural Resources Wales on Draft MCA Plan

Friends submit comments to NRW on Draft MCA Plan

To see the contents of this submission please click FPCNP comments on Draft MCA Feb 2015

Past National Issues Posts

The Friends Support Response of AfNP Cymru in respect of the Welsh Government’s Consultation on the Marine Plan

To see the AfNP response in full, click here

To see the Friends’ Response in full, click here

The Friends make a significant contribution towards the production of the submission of the AfNP Cymru for the ‘Review of designated landscapes in Wales’.

To see the AfNP response in full, click here

The Friends submit their own submission (in support of the Alliance’s submission) for the Review of designated landscapes in Wales

To see the Friends’ response in full, click here

The Friends make a fundamental contribution to the Joint Response of AfNP Cymru to the Environmental & Sustainability Committee’s Consultation on the Future Generations Well-Being Bill

To see the AfNP response in full, click here

The Friends make an influential contribution to the Joint Submission of AfNP Cymru to the Welsh Government’s Business & Enterprise Committee on Tourism

To see the Joint AfNP response in full, click here

FPCNP Joint Response with WNPS on the Proposals for Positive Planning Bill:-

Joint FPCNP Response to Consultation on the Planning Bill

FPCNP Joint Response with WNPS on Protected Landscapes – Taking the Long View:-

To see the full joint submission FPCNP_AWNPS_Joint_Submission -_”Taking_the_Long_View”

To see the Friends letter Joint FPCNP -AWNPS Response to Consultation on Protected Landscapes – “Taking the Long View”

FPCNP Joint Response with WNPS for the Williams Commission:-

FPCNP_Support_for_AWNPS_Submission_to_Williams_Commission

FPCNP Joint Response (with CNP Cymru) to the Environment Bill

To see this response click here.

Friends Register a Statement of Interest in Atlantic Array:-

The following statement of interest has been submitted as part of the registration of interest in this case. This is necessary to enable the Friends to submit detailed comments and even to attend any hearings. We intend to keep an eye on things as they develop. There are, of course, other protected landscapes affected – Exmoor NP, Gower AONB and North Devon AONB and of course Lundy Island.FPCNP_Statement_of_Interest_in_Atlantic_Array

White Paper on Sustainable Development Bill -A Sustainable Wales Better Choices for a Better Future:-

FPNP white paper on sustainable development Bill