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What is SWEEP?

The South West Partnership for Environmental and Economic Prosperity (SWEEP) is a new initiative that will help deliver economic and community benefits to the South West, whilst also protecting and enhancing the area’s natural resources.

Funded by Natural Environment Research Council’s Regional Impact from Science of the Environment programme for 5 years, SWEEP will bring academic experts, businesses and policy makers together to solve some of the challenges involved in managing, utilising and improving the natural environment.

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Our partnership with SWEEP provides an exciting opportunity to develop a local approach to natural capital – to test the applicability of natural capital as a framework to develop the Management Plan for Dartmoor National Park and to look at how we might assess the impact of housing growth around the National Park on the Park’s natural capital or ‘special qualities’.  The partnership will enable us to learn from the SWEEP team and, we hope, vice versa.  It should provide us with the knowledge and skills to respond to the forthcoming White Paper on the Environment which the Government has said will adopt a natural capital approach.

Kevin Bishop
Chief Executive, Dartmoor National Park Authority
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