We got involved in this issue because our members, local residents and visitors asked us to.
Friends of the Peak District is the national park society for the Peak District. We to campaign against activities that damage the National Park environment or disturb its tranquility.
The Peak District National Park is special. National Parks have the highest status of landscape protection. They have two statutory purposes set down in law, to:
• conserve and enhance their natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage
• promote opportunities for the public understanding and enjoyment of their special qualities
All decisions in the National Park should comply with these purposes. In the event of a conflict between them, conservation takes precedence over recreation. This is a legal duty known as the Sandford Principle.