The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority (YDNPA) has urged landowners, developers, builders, planning agents and housing to consider building new homes in the park.
National Grid has unveiled plans to spend £460m burying new power lines through the Lake District, in a U-turn that will cost seven times more than erecting pylons.
Despite the rise of urban living in the UK, many home buyers are still searching for the ultimate period property in an idyllic green setting, research suggests.
In particular, the country’s 15 designated green breathing spaces or National Parks along with 45 smaller Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) often appeal to many.
A new analysis from real estate firm Savills of these areas across the country, excluding coastal locations, shows that the average sale price for a detached house within a National Park or AONB is £450,000.
MPs have voted to allow fracking for shale gas 1,200m below national parks and other protected sites.
The new regulations - which permit drilling from outside the protected areas - were approved by 298 to 261.
Ministers have given the green light to extend the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District National Parks. As a result of this decision, announced last week by Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss, Yorkshire, Cumbria and Lancashire will now share an extensive area of almost continuous designated land.
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