MP shows sup­port for national park

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MAC­CLES­FIELD MP David Rut­ley met with lead­ers of the Peak District National Park Au­thor­ity to dis­cuss plans for 2017.

Mr Rut­ley was among a num­ber of MPs who were in­vited to the park to meet with se­nior lead­ers of the Au­thor­ity,

in­clud­ing chair Les­ley Roberts, chief ex­ec­u­tive Sarah Fowler, and chair of the plan­ning com­mit­tee Paul An­cell.

Mr Rut­ley said more fo­cus needs to be on ru­ral tourism, and en­cour­aged the au­thor­ity to work with Cheshire East Coun­cil to raise aware­ness of its range of at­trac­tions.

Mr Rut­ley is sec­re­tary of the All Party Par­lia­men­tary Group (APPG) for National Parks, as well as co-chair of the Moun­taineer­ing APPG.

He said: “It was great to be able to at­tend an­other meet­ing with the Au­thor­ity, along with my Par­lia­men­tary col­leagues, to dis­cuss how we can help take the National Park for­ward in 2017. Much of the Mac­cles­field con­stituency is based in the National Park, and we are for­tu­nate to have such beau­ti­ful coun­try­side on our doorstep.

“We need to go on con­serv­ing this unique National Park and also help fur­ther re­alise the op­por­tu­ni­ties that it brings for the vis­i­tor econ­omy in the year ahead.”

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