Campaigners pushing for a Dorset National Park believe they could achieve their goal this year.
An official report suggests a new National Park for Dorset, replacing our Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The destination would introduce new planning and land management restrictions and that’s brought some opposition. But Richard Brown is a member of the Dorset National Park team. He says restrictions on building estates in open countryside and affordable homes which consider local need will bring real benefits to the Shaftesbury and North Dorset area if a park is approved.