There are many positive actions addressing this challenge, particularly the ambition to increase the number of permanent residents, increase climate resilience and increase digital infrastructure. We welcome the emphasis on increasing the permanent residents and we support proposed intentions to lobby central Government to agree to introduce a mechanism to control the conversion of first to second homes in the Lake District, and to remove the small business rates exemption for furnished holiday homes. However, it is crucial that this ambition does not simply result in more housing being built on what would otherwise be inappropriate or sensitive sites.