The Sheffield Moors Partnership (SMP) includes approximately 56 square kilometres of upland landscape in public sector or charitable ownership on the western edge of Sheffield. The area contains habitats of both national and international importance, providing some of the most popular destinations for outdoor recreation in the Peak District National Park.
Extensive public consultation was undertaken during the development of the Sheffield Moors Masterplan in 2012. Consultation comments have been considered and the SMP has responded to the questions and comments raised. The final version of the Sheffield Moors Masterplan has now been published.
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Origins of the Sheffield Moors Partnership
The partnership developed in spring 2010 out of recognition from the various land owners and managers in the area of the benefit of increased collaborative working, building on the work to date between the organisations in the partnership, for example, in relation to future management of the Peak District National Park Authority’s owned Eastern Moors Estate.
The core partners are the Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA), National Trust (NT), Sheffield City Council (SCC), Sheffield Wildlife Trust (SWT), and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB). Natural England, the government’s statutory advisors on nature conservation, is also a partner as most of the SMP area is designated nationally and internationally for its important habitats and wildlife.