Consultation continues on National Park's budget cuts

Members of the public, local communities and organisations still have time to comment on draft budget plans to reduce Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority (YDNPA) work programmes following Government cuts.

Cautley Crag from River Rawthey, 200 kb
Cautley Crag from River Rawthey
© Dan Bailey

Consultation is underway on the draft document, which contains proposals to save money after the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs reduced the Authority's grant over the next four years by nearly £1.9m (or 31 per cent) including inflation.

Authority Chairman Carl Lis said 'We have already received a number of responses to the consultation document but we would like to hear as many views as possible on the draft budget before the closing date for comments on March 10.'

The proposals include 15 voluntary and three compulsory redundancies, the scrapping of 12 work programmes and a reorganisation of the Authority's structure.

    The draft budget and the survey can be viewed online here.

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