Still time to join Peak conversation

Anyone with views on how the Peak District National Park should develop over the next five years is being encouraged to have their say during a public consultation.

The Peak District National Park Authority began the Join Our Conversation consultation on a draft new National Park Management Plan in April and has received more than 80 responses already.

But the authority is keen to hear from even more people before the deadline on Friday, July 1.

The plan will be the main policy document that guides what will happen in the national park between 2012 and 2017.

A draft plan has been produced by a range of organisations.

Jim Dixon, chief executive of the Peak District National Park Authority, said: “We are pleased with the response we have had to the survey so far but want to make sure that everyone who wants to has the opportunity to respond before the 1 July deadline.

The consultation document and an accompanying questionnaire can be seen by visiting www.peakdistrict.gov.uk/npmpconsultation