Undergrounding allowance agreed for new programme from 2023

Government regulator has agreed to continue the allowance for the undergrounding of electricity poles and wires into its new programme which will start in 2023. Read more

2020 Photography Competition Winners Announced

We're delighted to announce the winners of our 2020 photography competition. Judging was incredibly hard. There were many, many fantastic entries so we'd like to say a huge thank you to everyone who took the time to submit their images. Read more

We welcome Cumbria County Council’s decision to rethink the Whitehaven coal mine

Friends of the Lake District welcomes Cumbria County Council’s decision to reconsider their earlier decision to approve the Whitehaven coal mine. Read more

Friends of the Lake District signs letter to the Prime Minister protesting the Cumbria coal mine decision

We have joined with 79 other concerned groups and written to the Prime Minister questioning why Robert Jenrick decided not to put the proposed Whitehaven Mine in west Cumbria through a Planning Inquiry process. Read more