SNOWDONIA NATIONAL PARK AUTHORITY

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Planning a bright future for Snowdonia through Cynllun Eryri

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30 January 2020

From 3 February – 13 March 2020 the new National Park Partnership Plan called Cynllun Eryri (pronounced “cun-thl-een err-uhh-ree”) will be open for final public consultation. It sets out in detail how we will work together to look after the Park and the things that make it unique for future generations, from it’s very northern tip where the mountains meet the sea at Penmaen-bach, to its southernmost point of Aberdyfi.

Cynllun Eryri reflects a change in the approach taken by the National Park Authority in creating a plan for managing Snowdonia. The plan has been developed in the true spirit of partnership. We’ve listened closely to the ideas, opinions and challenges of people who live and work here, and explored the needs of visitors. We’re working alongside organisations involved in looking after Snowdonia for future generations to develop this Plan. We’ve kept the Special Qualities* of Eryri at the heart of everything we do. We believe that by working together we can achieve great things.

Our Partnership Plan contains a set of ambitious outcomes and actions designed to keep Eryri exceptional. We are preparing for the political and environmental realities of the future through projects such as considering ‘plastic free’ zones within the National Park; working with local businesses on sustainable tourism; restoring peatlands to increase our carbon storage and celebrating the Welsh language and our rich cultural heritage.

When implemented, Cynllun Eryri will help achieve the National Park purposes and deliver on a number of significant national Welsh Government policy objectives, goals and priorities.

Angela Jones, SNPA’s Partnerships Manager said;

“We haven’t shied away from the challenges – we know there are tough times ahead. Working together we can make sure our natural and cultural assets and stunning surroundings are cared for and enhanced. We can make sure that Eryri provides a wealth of opportunities to learn and discover whilst improving well-being, and we can strive to ensure that Eryri is a great place to live, develop and work. ”

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Cynllun Eryri (© APCE / SNPA)

Notes to Editors

* Snowdonia has 9 Special Qualities and these are the reason for our designation as a National Park nearly 70 years ago.

For more information contact Ioan Gwilym, SNPA Communication Officer – Corporate Services on 01766 772 253 / 07900 267506 or email ioan.gwilym@snowdonia.gov.wales