Key Documents

Here you will find key documents that shape our work as a National Park Authority. If you can not find what you are looking for, have any questions or would like information in an alternative format -  then please get in touch

2018-2023 Partnership Plan

Our current Partnership Plan for Exmoor National Park was launched in 2018. It’s a Plan for everyone who cares about Exmoor: the place, its communities and the benefits the National Park provides to the nation.

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Delivery of the plan is overseen by a number of partnership plan groups, further details can be found here.

Mid-term Progress Report

We have produced a Progress Report, mid-way through the five-year Plan period, to review how delivery of the ambitions in the Plan were progressing. Despite the challenges of the Covid pandemic, the UK leaving the European Union and the impacts of the nature crisis and climate emergency, there has still been an amazing amount achieved in partnership, and some great stories to tell. We have selected some of the highlights to share in this Progress Report. We will also review progress with our Partnership groups, who will help to shape the priorities for the remaining Plan period

Partnership Plan Mid-term Progress Report  (Nov 2021)

Partnership Plan Review 2023/24

We are currently developing a new Partnership Plan to identify the key issues and opportunities that need to be addressed, and the focus for partnership action over the next five years.

During 2023 we are gathering evidence on the state of Exmoor’s special qualities, and canvassing views through a public opinion survey and workshops with delivery partners:

A draft Plan will be produced and there will be a public consultation on this in Spring 2024, before it is formally adopted by the National Park Authority in Summer 2024.

Further information and updates will be posted on this website as the review progresses.

This three year Strategy has been prepared to give staff, Members and the public a clear view of our strategic direction for the next three years, 2023 ‒ 2026. It describes our 6 priorities and the outcomes that we want to achieve. It reflects the emerging themes of the 2024 ‒ 29 Exmoor National Park Partnership Plan and the priorities identified in Governmentʼs response to the Landscapes Review

Our Priorities

1. A clear response to the nature and climate crises

2. A welcoming place for all, improving peopleʼs health and well-being

3. A cared for landscape and heritage

4. A place with flourishing, vibrant, communities and businesses

5. A highly performing Estate, delivering National Park purposes

6. A great organisation to work for

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In October 2019, Exmoor National Park Authority joined a growing list of local authorities and others in declaring a climate emergency. The Authority set a target to work towards being carbon neutral as an organisation by 2030, and agreed an action plan to deliver this.

Actions are already underway to respond to climate change across the National Park as a whole, through, for example, our work on nature recovery, Farming in Protected Landscapes programme, and Plastic Free Exmoor. Work to update the carbon footprint metrics for the National Park, establish an Exmoor climate neutral target, undertake a climate adaptation assessment, and identify other partnership actions will feed into the review of the Exmoor National Park Partnership Plan in 2023. Exmoor NPA is also working with partners on the wider Devon Carbon Plan and Somerset Climate Strategy.

Produced by National Parks England, the Delivery Plans set out how England's National Parks will protect and enhance the natural environment, how they will become leaders in tackling the climate emergency, how they will support thriving communities where sustainable farming and land management deliver a wide range of public goods, and set out their vision to support the health and wellbeing of the whole nation.

Wildlife in National Parks

Landscapes for Everyone

Sustainable Farming and Land Management

Climate Leadership