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The boundary review is ongoing. Milestones to date are set out below.
January 2010: Press Release from Orton Parish Council (Download PDF)
Natural England are proposing to extend the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District National Parks to include large parts of Mallerstang, Ravenstonedale and Orton parishes. A 12 week consultation period commenced in mid-December 2009
Full proposals are available on the Natural England website:
To find relevant proposals listed on the site:
1. Hover over 'About Us' and a drop down menu appears.
2. Click on 'Our People'. A drop-down menu appears.
3, Click on 'Natural England Board' and then on 'Meetings and Papers'.
This lists the board meetings and you can see the one for November 24th-25th contains the Boundary Review under the heading 'Lakes and Dales Landscape Designation Project'. There are many Adobe tabs to click on for the various reports, areas and maps.
From Chris Elphick (Clerk to the Parish Council)
If we are going to be consulted I believe that people should be able to know the facts to date. I wonder how much of a "Consultation" there will be. I am trying to find the Yorkshire Dales viewpoint on all this but I am told that it will be discussed at their December meeting.
A note for Ravenstonedale is that, although the proposed boundary runs along the A685, it skirts to the south of Ravenstonedale and Newbiggin-on-Lune.
The Parish Council will be arranging meetings to discuss the proposals.
The proposals run to about 70 pages including a dozen A3 maps. I have downloaded hard copy of all the maps and proposals and would be happy to answer questions. I can be contacted by email as: email@example.com