Exmoor National Park Authority

Exmoor was designated as a National Park  in 1954. Since then the co-ordination of work to achieve National Park purposes in the area has been undertaken by local government – first by the county councils and, since 1997, by a free-standing authority. The authority decides what measures can be taken to achieve these purposes, which are:
To conserve and enhance the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage of the National Parks and
To promote opportunities for the understanding and enjoyment of the special qualities of the Parks by the public
Like other public authorities it has a range of statutory duties and one of these is to foster the social and economic well-being of the local community. However, this is mainly the responsibility of the District and County Councils. The authority works in partnership with local councils, other public sector organisations and businesses to try to ensure a viable, vibrant and sustainable community. It does not have the range of responsibilities of such councils and is known as a 'single purpose' authority.

The money spent by the Authority comes from a variety of sources. About 85% comes as a direct National Park Grant from the Government (through the Department for Environment, Farming and Rural Affairs– Defra). The remainder is made up from grants from other bodies (for  example European funding, Heritage Lottery Fund) and self-generated income.

 



We do not provide all the services with the Exmoor National Park. Full details of local services and emergency telephone numbers can be found here.

Exmoor National Park Authority


Meetings Calendar

Unless indicated otherwise, meetings will take place in the Committee Room at the Authority's Headquarters at Exmoor House, Dulverton.

DATE TIME MEETING
22 July 2014 10.30am Resources and Performance Committee
22 July 20143.30pmPartnership Fund Sub Committee
2 September 2014 10.30am Planning Committee
11 September 20147.00pmExmoor Consultative and Parish Forum
(Porlock Village Hall)
16 September 2014 10.30am Resources and Performance Committee
16 September 20142.00pmPartnership Fund Sub Committee
7 October 2014 10.30am Planning Committee
7 October 20142.00pmExmoor National Park Authority
7 October 2014 to be advised Partnership Fund Sub Committee (Reserve Date)
4 November 2014 10.30am Planning Committee
4 November 20142.00pmResources and Performance Committee
4 November 2014 to be advised Partnership Fund Sub Committee (Reserve Date)
20 November 201410.30amExmoor Consultative and Parish Forum
(venue to be advised)
2 December 2014 10.30am Planning Committee
2 December 2014 to be advised Partnership Fund Sub Committee (Reserve Date)
6 January 201510.30amPlanning Committee (Reserve Date)
tba10.30amExmoor Consultative and Parish Forum
(venue to be advised)
3 February 201510.30amPlanning Committee
3 February 20152.00pmExmoor National Park Authority
3 February 2015tbaPartnership Fund Sub Committee (Reserve Date)
3 March 201510.30amPlanning Committee
3 March 20152.00pmResources and Performance Committee
3 March 2015tbaPartnership Fund Sub Committee (Reserve Date)
tba7.00pmExmoor Consultative and Parish Forum
7 April 201510.30amPlanning Committee
7 April 20152.00pmExmoor National Park Authority
7 April 2015tbaPartnership Fund Sub Committee (Reserve Date)
5 May 201510.30amPlanning Committee
5 May 2015tbaPartnership Fund Sub Committee (Reserve Date)
2 June 201510.30amPlanning Committee
2 June 2015tbaPartnership Fund Sub Committee (Reserve Date)
tba7.00pmExmoor Consultative and Parish Forum
7 July 201510.30amExmoor National Park Authority
7 July 20152.00pmPlanning Committee
21 July 201510.30amResources and Performance Committee
21 July 20152.00pmPartnership Fund Sub Committee
4 August 201510.30amPlanning Committee (Reserve Date)
4 August 2015tbaPartnership Fund Sub Committee (Reserve Date)
tba 7.00pmExmoor Consultative and Parish Forum
1 September 201510.30amPlanning Committee
15 September 201510.30amResources and Performance Committee
15 September 20152.00pmPartnership Fund Sub Committee
6 October 201510.30amPlanning Committee
6 October 20152.00pmExmoor National Park Authority
6 October 2015tbaPartnership Fund Sub Committee (Reserve Date)
3 November 201510.30amPlanning Committee
3 November 20152.00pmResources and Performance Committee
3 November 2015tbaPartnership Fund Sub Committee (Reserve Date)
tba10.30amExmoor Consultative and Parish Forum
1 December 201510.30amPlanning Committee
1 December 2015tbaPartnership Fund Sub Committee (Reserve Date)