National Park


b) to protect the distinctive character and appearance of each of the Park's five terrestrial landscape zones;

c) to improve understanding of the role and purpose of the National Park to the population at large;

d) to create and support oppurtunities for sustainable local economic development through:

i) rural tourism;

ii) craft industries ;

iii)environmentally sensitive farming and fishing activities;

iv) conservation projects including reforestation;

v) amenity and community upgrading projects;

vi) touring and guiding opportunities;

e) to focus future residential development in the villages of Belleplaine, Bathsheba and Boscobelle so as to conserve the rural character of the landscape, while enhancing the amenity and economic health of the villages;

f) to regulate and control the siting and design of residential development and to define limitations to the extent of random settlement;

g) to redifine limitations on mineral extraction, specifically to those locations where there are no alternative sources of supply and the use of the resources is in the national interest;

h) to require restoration of miniral extraction sites at the earliest possible date and to the highest possible standards;

i) to develop an ecosystem approach to decision making in the area that encompasses the terrestrial and marine environment;

j) to designate the Park's most important natural features in the ' Natural Heritage Conservation Area' designation in order to secure their protection;

k) to promote recreational and toursm use within the Park which respects its special environmental qualities and, where possible, provides social and economic benefits for local communities;

l) to propare and make available information about the Park in order to improve understanding and awareness of recreational opportunities , increase awareness of its special qualities, and engender support for the continued protection of the area.