Stephen Larcombe claims in his letter that a “Dorset National Park would help meet communities’ housing needs”.

Perhaps he isn’t aware of the analysis of property data for the 13 national parks in England and Wales which revealed that a home in a park costs about 62 per cent more than their regional averages.

Perhaps he also missed Carl Lis, Chair of National Parks England, saying last year that ‘young people and national parks staff are being forced out of some of the most scenic parts of the country’.

National Parks are great for people who already own lovely homes and marvellous for Air BnB investors.

Everyone else ends up, at best, living on the fringes of the park. And, of course, the bigger the park, the further away that will be.