North East Wales National Park Designation Project

North East Wales National Park Designation Project

  • Moel Famau
    Moel Famau

Welsh Government has commissioned Natural Resources Wales (NRW), as the Designating Authority, to evaluate the case for creating a fourth National Park in North East Wales based on the existing Clwydian Range and Dee Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). This will be considered within the existing Senedd term (2021-2026) and is the first National Park development to be considered in Wales for nearly 70 years.
NRW has established a team to lead this work which will include data and evidence gathering, and engagement with local communities and other key stakeholders.
A statutory process will be followed, and after consultation, NRW will present a recommendation to Welsh Government based on the evidence gathered. If there is sufficient evidence to demonstrate that the statutory criteria relating to Natural Beauty and opportunities for open air recreation are met, and that the area is of such national significance that National Park purposes should apply, a Designation Order will be submitted to Welsh Government. Welsh Government will then consider this and decide whether to confirm, refuse or vary the Designation Order. If confirmed, Welsh Government will establish a new National Park in North East Wales.
To find out more, please visit   NRW’s project information page



The National Lottery Heritage Fund in Wales

Copyright © 2024 Bryniau Clwyd a Dyffryn Dyfrdwy Clwydian Range and Dee Valley.

Log in with your credentials

Forgot your details?