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Huge swathes of Dorset could be turned into protected 'national park'

Huge swathes of Dorset could be turned into protected 'national park'

A LEADING review areas of outstanding national beauty has recommended further assessment of Dorset for National Park designation.
 
The findings in the Glover Landscapes Review, an independent review launched by government, have been welcomed by the Dorset & East Devon National Park Team (DEDNPT), which is working towards gaining National Park status.
 
A statement from DEDNPT said: "We consider Dorset & East Devon is the outstanding candidate to be England’s next National Park.
 
"This is shown by the wide-ranging evidence provided to Natural England since 2013 and then to the Glover Review by the National Park Team and the proposal’s many partners and supporters.
 
"The team looks forward to Natural England’s further assessment and consideration of the case for National Park designation.
 
"We encourage Natural England to begin this work as soon as possible."
 
The Glover Review concluded Dorset, the Cotswolds and the Chilterns were all strong candidates to be considered for National Park status.
 
"We suggest Natural England and ministers consider the case for each," the report added. 
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