National Parks: Chilterns

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 16th June 2020.

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Photo of Dame Cheryl Gillan Dame Cheryl Gillan Conservative, Chesham and Amersham

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress has been made on assessing the potential merits of the recommendation in the Glover Report that the Chilterns area of outstanding natural beauty should be designated as a National Park.

Photo of Rebecca Pow Rebecca Pow The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The independent Review of Landscapes, led by Julian Glover, was commissioned by the Government as part of the 25 Year Plan for the Environment. Among its proposals are new designated landscapes, including consideration of National Park status for the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Government has welcomed the spirit and ambition of the Review and will respond in due course.

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