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Protected Areas, Localism and the Big Society

Living, working and community engagement in National Parks and AONBs; the socio-economic issues for protected areas.
1 Dec 2010 09:15 until 16:00 The Function SuiteHexham Mart, Tyne Green, Hexham NE46 3SG  


9.15 Registration

9.45 Welcome and Introductions. Guy Garrod

10.00 The Policy Agenda for Protected Landscapes. Nicola Thompson

10.30 Governance models and community engagement in Protected Areas

- Northumberland NP; Tony Gates
- Cairngorms NP; Murray Ferguson

- Montage de Reims Regional Park; Dominique Leveque
- N. Pennines AONB; Peter Samsom

12.30 Discussion with speakers

13.00 Lunch

14.00 Perspectives from those living/working in the Protected Areas

- A business; Jim Walker, Lake District Estates Ltd
- A community; Jock Cairns, Dent Parish Council, Yorkshire Dales
- A land manager; George Winn-Darley, Spaunton Estate, NYMoors

15.00 Panel Debate – A third (socio economic) purpose for the English National Parks? Frances Rowe (Chair); Prof Mark Shucksmith; Terry Carroll

16.00 Close

This event is free of charge (However, please note that cancellations need to be made by Wednesday, 24th November 2010 or your organisation will be invoiced for £20.00. Any delegates who do not turn up on the day will also be invoiced for £20.00).

Please send your booking(download the form opposite) to: Nikki Parker, Centre for Rural Economy, School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development, Newcastle University, Agriculture Building, Newcastle upon Tyne , NE1 7RU

Tel: 0191 222 6623 Fax 0191 222 5411 Email:

By no later than Wednesday, 24th November 2010

Type: Seminar / Workshop
Last change 12/10/2010 15:34:00