New moors authority duo

A heritage design consultant and a former chief executive officer have been appointed by the environment secretary to serve on the North York Moors National Park Authority.

Sarah Oswald, projects director for the Malton-based heritage design consultancy, PLB, and Jeremy Walker, former chief executive of North Yorkshire County Council, have been appointed for four years.

Mr Walker said: “The national park is very important not only in conserving the amazing landscapes of the moors, but also in helping to sustain the future of the communities within it. I very much look forward to continuing to work for the future of North Yorkshire.”

The park authority has 22 members who play a role in shaping the direction of the park. 12 are appointed by local authorities, and 10 are appointed by the secretary of state for environment, food and rural affairs. More information can be found at