No vested interests within the NP Management boards

The direction and higher management of National Parks should be through a board of directors selected from wider society, they should have no vested commercial interest in the management of the National Park. This should include owners of development companies, hotels, estates. Alternatively, the direction of the National Parks chould be run through a citizens assembly, with decisions on major planning applications and changes in land use having to go through the citizens assembly.

Why the contribution is important

There are a number of members of the CNPA board of directors who appear to have commercial vested interests in the management of the National Park. Removing commercial interests from the management board would allow the board to be more objective in decision making around the key aims of National Parks - protecting nature and fostering sustainable land use throughout the park.

by DT2978 on May 31, 2022 at 10:50AM

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  • Posted by camusfearna June 01, 2022 at 14:00

    There are strict arrangements for any interests to be declared and for potential conflicts of interest to be identified when the Boards of the two national parks are considering plans, policies and planning decisions.
  • Posted by JanetT June 02, 2022 at 22:07

    Are all strict arrangements 'policed'?
  • Posted by borbal June 05, 2022 at 18:00

    I think the Act states how the Authority should be populated. In the main, it should be local people representing local interests. A problem, of course, is getting local people interested enough to actually become involved with the running of a National Park - but that is a separate problem.
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