Public Opinion Survey

‘Your Dartmoor’ - the five year Dartmoor National Park Management Plan is the strategic plan for the National Park – a Plan for all who care about Dartmoor and its future.
 
The current plan expires at the end of 2019 and work is underway to review and update the plan for 2020 and beyond. We would like to hear your views about the National Park and what you think should be the long term vision for Dartmoor, and the focus for the next five year Management Plan.

This survey should take around 10 minutes to complete.  You can respond to as many of the following questions as you wish.  If you only have a little time, then please focus on the first few questions and the next section 'more about you'.

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* 1. How important do you think these issues are for Dartmoor? (on a scale of 1-4, with 1 being not important, and 4 being very important)

  1 2 3 4
Threats from inappropriate development
Future viability of hill farming
Visitor pressure on ‘honeypot’ sites
Habitats and wildlife under threat
Loss of tranquility
Managing the impacts of large scale recreation events taking place on Dartmoor
Changes in vegetation on the moor
Sustaining land based and building skills
Future population growth in surrounding areas
Loss of local services and amenities
Need for affordable housing
Rising transport costs and lack of public transport
An ageing population
Limited high-speed broadband
Managing threats to historic buildings
Providing clean water
Loss of cultural heritage
Increasing the level of visitor spending to support the local economy
Changes in climate
Promoting health & wellbeing benefits from access to Dartmoor
Conflict between military training and public access.

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* 2. Please rank these things in order of importance to Dartmoor (with 1 being the most important and 10 being the least). 

Please click and drag the sentences into the correct order, with the most important at the top (the ranking numbers will then update automatically).

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* 3. Have we missed anything in question 2 which you feel is important for Dartmoor?

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* 4. How important are these special qualities of Dartmoor to you?

  Not important Quite important Very important No opinion
Open windswept moorland, granite tors
Sheltered valleys with upland oak woodland and boulder filled streams
Distinctive and characteristic wildlife, home to many rare and common species
Clean water – gathered from the moor in reservoirs to provide much of the water supply for Devon
Enclosed farmland and traditional farming practices
Timelessness, sense of space, remoteness and tranquillity with dark night skies
One of the most important archaeological landscapes in western Europe – particularly the Bronze Age and medieval periods right through to an industrial past
A wealth of historic buildings and structures, scattered farmsteads, hamlets, villages and towns
An inspirational landscape – inspiring myths and legends, art and literature
Opportunities for discovery, challenge and adventure for all – supported by access to the open moor and an extensive public rights of way network
Resourceful rural communities with distinctive culture and traditions, characteristic ways of life, local crafts, fairs, food and drink

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* 5. Please describe in three words what is special to you about Dartmoor National Park.

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* 6. Is there anything in your opinion that would make Dartmoor National Park better?

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* 7. Thank you for taking the time to fill in the questionnaire, please use the space below to add any comments, questions or queries you have in regards to Dartmoor National Park. 

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