Authority does a good job of safeguarding national park

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The Peak District National Park Authority has shown it has a good track record for safeguarding the area’s protected landscape by following national planning policies.

A performance report has shown that nearly 80 per cent of the 1,131 planning applications made between April 2012 and 2013 were approved.

It shows the majority of developments in the national part are in line with local and national planning policies.

John Scott, director of planning, said: “We are sharing the monitoring report with the public as part of our continuing improvements to planning services.

“Producing this document gives us the opportunity to look back on the decisions we have made and gauge our performance.”