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National Park Proposal

14th October 2023  

Proposals for North East Wales National Park Update

National Resources Wales (NRW) came to the Canolfan on Wednesday 11th October to start their ‘engagement’ process to consult with communities about the proposals for a National Park.

We are told that no decisions have been taken however the process for creating Wales’ Fourth National Park is under way.

NRW is the ‘Designated Authority’ to evaluate the case for creating a National Park based on the existing Clwydian Range and Dee Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Senedd Cymru have asked for consultations to be undertaken to allow it to decide by 2026.

NRW will follow a statutory process which includes consultations. A recommendation will be made to the Welsh Government based on the evidence that has been gathered. If there is sufficient evidence to demonstrate that the statutory criteria related to National Beauty and opportunities for open air recreation are met, and that the area is of such national significance that National Park purposes should apply, then a recommendation will be made for the Senedd to consider.

NRW has created an ‘Area of Search’ which shows the geographical limits within which the criteria for a National park will be considered. The Area Search is not the boundary and there will be future refinement. Llanarmon and Tregeiriog are very clearly in the middle of the Area of Search

NRW want to ensure early engagement and give us an opportunity to feed into the process from an early stage.

NRW would like people to complete a questionnaire by the 27th November 2023


North East Wales National Park Designation Project - Engagement Period 2023 - Natural Resources Wales Citizen Space - Citizen Space (cyfoethnaturiol.cymru)

Phone 03000 653000

Paper (Freepost for returns)

Copies of the questionnaire will be at venues around the villages or speak with your local Councillor.