Links to other Plans and Strategies

This Partnership Plan (the National Park Management Plan) is one of two important statutory documents that guide activity, decision-making and investment on Dartmoor; the other is the Local Plan. The two documents are distinct, although they both have the same overall objective to help deliver National Park purposes. The Local Plan sets the policies which guide planning decisions about development and the use of land. The Partnership Plan is a broader strategic plan that sets out a long-term vision for Dartmoor and provides the framework for partnership working to deliver this.

It also provides the strategic context for more specific plans and strategies for example on nature enhancement or recreation management, which will help deliver the long-term Vision for Dartmoor.

The Partnership Plan takes forward relevant national and international policies, such as the Government’s 25 Year Environment Plan and 8 Point Plan for National Parks, in a way that reflects local circumstances. It responds to the recommendations of the Glover review, particularly in relation to climate change, improving natural capital, nature enhancement, engagement with young people and a more diverse range of visitors, and addressing the challenges of an ageing population.  It also takes account of the policies and strategies of other local bodies or organisations which work in the National Park.  It does not however, override any other specific legislative requirements or consent processes.