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North York Moors Park chief’s plan to aid woods and walls
11:59am Wednesday 19th September 2012 in News
HISTORIC field boundaries on the North York Moors such as dry stone wall are set to benefit from a new landscape grant scheme.
Andy Wilson, chief executive of the national park authority, announced the scheme as he set out the park’s aims in its business plan to 2015. It includes developing community forums to discuss land management, business and tourism interests to aid the park’s economy.
In addition, habitats for rare wildlife such as pearl mussels, Alcathoe’s bats and ancient woodland are to be enhanced.
There are also plans to develop an agricultural skills project to help businesses deliver more sustainable and efficient production.
Mr Wilson said the park had continued to make significant advances and changes despite its budgets being cut and added: “Despite becoming a smaller organisation, we have still been able to achieve some really positive work