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.

*As sole local planning authority for the area of the National Park under Section 67 of the Environment Act 1995, planning applications that are not delegated to Planning Officers under the Authority's Scheme of Delegation will be determined by Authority Members at meetings of Exmoor National Park Authority as set out in the meetings calendar below. 

DATE TIME MEETING
5 May 201510.00amExmoor National Park Authority*
5 May 20152.00pmPartnership Fund Committee
2 June 201510.00amExmoor National Park Authority*
2 June 2015tbaPartnership Fund Committee (Reserve Date)
11 June 20157.00pmExmoor Consultative and Parish Forum
7 July 201510.00amExmoor National Park Authority*
7 July 2015tbaPartnership Fund Committee (Reserve Date)
1 September 201510.00amExmoor National Park Authority*
1 September 2015tbaPartnership Fund Committee (Reserve Date)
24 September 20157.00pmExmoor Consultative and Parish Forum
(venue to be advised)
29 September 201510.00amFinal Accounts Committee
6 October 201510.00amExmoor National Park Authority*
6 October 2015tbaPartnership Fund Committee (Reserve Date)
3 November 201510.00amExmoor National Park Authority*
3 November 2015tbaPartnership Fund Committee (Reserve Date)
19 November 201510.30amExmoor Consultative and Parish Forum
(venue to be advised)
1 December 201510.00amExmoor National Park Authority*
1 December 2015tbaPartnership Fund Committee (Reserve Date)
5 January 201610.00amExmoor National Park Authority (Reserve Date)*
tba10.30amExmoor Consultative and Parish Forum
2 February 201610.00amExmoor National Park Authority*
2 February 2016tbaPartnership Fund Committee (Reserve Date)
1 March 201610.00amExmoor National Park Authority*
1 March 2016tbaPartnership Fund Committee (Reserve Date)
tba7.00pmExmoor Consultative and Parish Forum
5 April 201610.00Exmoor National Park Authority*
5 April 2016tbaPartnership Fund Committee (Reserve Date)
3 May 201610.00amExmoor National Park Authority*
3 May 2016tbaPartnership Fund Committee (Reserve Date)
7 June 201610.00amExmoor National Park Authority*
7 June 2016tbaPartnership Fund Committee (Reserve Date)
tba7.00pmExmoor Consultative and Parish Forum
5 July 201610.00amExmoor National Park Authority Annual Meeting*
5 July 2016tbaPartnership Fund Committee (Reserve Date).
2 August 201610.00amExmoor National Park Authority* (Reserve Date)
2 August 2016tbaPartnership Fund Committee (Reserve Date)
6 September 201610.00amExmoor National Park Authority*
6 September 2016tbaPartnership Fund Committee (Reserve Date)
27 September 201610.00amFinal Accounts Committee
tba7.00pmExmoor Consultative and Parish Forum
4 October 201610.00amExmoor National Park Authority*
4 October 2016tbaPartnership Fund Committee (Reserve Date)
1 November 201610.00amExmoor National  Park Authority*
1 November 2016tbaPartnership Fund Committee (Reserve Date)
tba10.30amExmoor Consultative and Parish Forum
6 December 201610.00amExmoor National Park Authority*
6 December 2016tbaPartnership Fund Committee (Reserve Date)

*As sole local planning authority for the area of the National Park under Section 67 of the Environment Act 1995, planning applications that are not delegated to Planning Officers under the Authority's Scheme of Delegation will be determined by Authority Members at meetings of Exmoor National Park Authority as set out in the meetings calendar above.