The Cairngorms National Park Autohrity (CNPA) is encouraging everyone to make their views known on what it says is the most crucial NPPP to date.
The response since the consultation opened in September has been strong with more than 400 comments received so far. Issues relating to nature and the environment have attracted a particularly high response rate but the CNPA is also keen to hear views on other issues as well.
Grant Moir, chief executive, said: “So much has changed in the last five years, so our next National Park Partnership Plan needs to be ambitious and robust to address the many issues we face. We want to hear what people have to say about supporting jobs for young people, greater community empowerment, health and well-being – both of residents and visitors – as well as the local economy, diversification, skills and training. We need everyone with an interest to log on to the consultation website or get in touch and share their views.”
The formal consultation runs until Friday, December 17. Responses are being gathered through physical events and digital platforms, including the dedicated Cairngorms Views website.
A consultation report will set out all the key feedback, which will inform any changes to the plan before it is considered for approval by the Park Authority Board and submitted to Scottish Ministers in June 2022 for final sign-off.