To conserve and enhance the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage
To promote opportunities for the understanding and enjoyment of the special qualities of National Parks by the public.
The Authority also has a duty (under the Environment Act 1995) to foster the socio-economic well-being of local communities without incurring significant expenditure in doing so.
As one of the Constituent Authorities of the Peak District National Park, Staffordshire County Council are currently entitled, by the Environment Act 1995, to appoint one representative to the Peak District National Park Authority.
The full details of Councils entitled, by the Environment Act 1995, to appoint representatives to the Peak District National Park Authority are:
Derbyshire County Council 4 reps
Derbyshire Dales District Council 2 reps
High Peak Borough Council 2 rep
North East Derbyshire District Council 1 rep
Staffordshire County Council 1 rep
Staffordshire Moorlands District Council 1 rep
Cheshire East Council 1 rep
Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council 1 rep
Kirklees Metropolitan Borough Council 1 rep
Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council 1 rep
Sheffield City Council 1 rep
The Secretary of State for the Environment also appoints 8 national representatives and 6 Parish representatives, giving a total of 30 Members of the Authority.
Mr J Spencer
Corporate & Member Services Manager