A call has been made for communities to help shape the Lake District’s future. Seventy-nine parishes are to be contacted by the Lake District National Park Partnership, asking for comment on a far-reaching draft management plan.
The plan contains proposed strategies which will influence the area over the next five years, linked to the current bid for World Heritage inscription. Clive Wickham, the Partnership manager, said it was a great opportunity for the 40 770 residents to get involved:
“These are exceptional times for us. For the first time the management plan becomes an integral part of our World Heritage bid, and we need to know what residents, visitors, businesses, groups and organisations think and want.
“The management plan covers a variety of topics, including landscape, housing, tourism, jobs, water quality, access to services, farming and forestry. In one way or another, these affect everyone living, visiting and working here.