The only membership organisation dedicated to protecting and enhancing Lake District and Cumbrian landscapes
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to make your views known on the future of our National Parks and AONBs and how they are run. We will be submitting a response to the review but we would urge everyone to feed in their own comments directly. Click the SUBMIT button to complete the online DEFRA survey and get your views registered...
We will be submitting a response to the review but we would urge everyone to feed in their own comments directly. As part of the response process, there is an option for you to submit an image illustrating what is special to you about a National Park or AONB. We believe that this provides an exciting opportunity for us all to demonstrate what these landscapes mean to us.
With a deadline for submissions on 18 December, the review will report next year, 70 years after the landmark National Parks Act 1949 that established National Parks in England and it will consider all aspects of England’s National Parks and AONB's.
We have all been given a once in a lifetime opportunity to make our views known on what we want our protected landscapes to be for future generations, and how we would like them to be run. We will be submitting a response to the review but are also urging any individuals and organisations with an interest in National Parks and AONBs to submit their views directly.
We believe it is important that the review focuses on the long standing purposes of the National Parks and AONB’s, why they were designated originally, and also looks at how those purposes are being met currently.
The review offers an opportunity to improve the conservation of landscape, plants and wildlife and we are already working with partner organisations and on our own landholdings to ensure our National Parks are enhanced in the future. Farmers and other land managers are critical to our looking after the landscape and they have a central role in improving biodiversity in a harsh (challenging) changing climate. The review should look at ways of emphasising the public benefits of landscape, as well as the great food that is produced.