Scoping study on the socio-economic benefits of heritage in the National Parks of England and Wales

The research, which was completed in October 2008, comprised an extensive scoping study involving a literature review combined with various forms of stakeholder consultation, including email and telephone surveys, face-to-face interviews and participatory workshops. The research programme was therefore a product of the existing evidence base, consultation with stakeholders at varying levels of governance and management and a gap analysis undertaken by the research team, which was led by Paul Courtney and included Peter Gaskell, Jane Mills and Julie Urquhart.