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Dartmoor National Park Authority (DART)

The information below gives an overview of the work that DART NPA does. It shows, separately, the business functions they do, the customer segments they serve and the strategic priorities they contribute to.

This pdf matrix [46KB] cross-references the information. It matches the specific business functions that DART NPA does to specific customer segments and specific strategic priorities*.

Type of body
National Park Authority
CEO (or chairman)
Dr Kevin Bishop
+44 (0) 1626 832 093
Link to annual report
DART Annual Report
Number of employees
Annual turnover
Body’s own objectives
  • To conserve and enhance the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage of the National Parks;
  • To promote opportunities for the understanding and enjoyment of the special qualities of the Parks by the public.
Governance structure
Parks Authority Board
Corporate sponsor
SLR6 National Parks Policy and Sponsorship
Policy sponsor
Natural Environment Group
Defra’s strategic priorities
(The body contributes to all the priorities listed below)
  • Climate change and energy
  • Protecting the countryside and natural resource protection
  • Sustainable rural communities
Direct customers
  • Economic and social enterprise 
  • Public bodies
Business functions
  • Payments and grants
  • Fees and charges
  • Scheme approvals
  • Inspection/compliance/surveillance
  • Standard setting
  • Investigation/enforcement
  • Field operations
  • Emergency operations / contingencies 
  • Pure science
  • Scientific risk assessment  
  • Socio-economic research
Advice and publicity
  • Policy advice to customers
  • Information and facilitation
  • Campaigns/publicity/promotions/awareness
  • Direct customer handling channels
Corporate systems
  • HR
  • Finance and procurement
  • IT

*This shows activities across Defra's delivery landscape with respect to Defra's published strategic priorities, correct as at 3 August 2007. Defra is currently undergoing a Strategy Refresh which may reshape these priorities for the future.

The information contained in these pages is correct to the best of our knowledge as of 3 August 2007 and will be updated at regular intervals. If any information is incorrect or needs updating, please contact

Page last modified: November 2007

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