Following a Freedom of Information request by Friends of the Lake District, the Lake District National Park has just published their Planning Officer’s draft report on the Thirlmere Activity Hub application, which would have gone to the planning committee if the applicant had not withdrawn the application yesterday. You can read it here

(and see the entire application here)

The report shows that the Planning Officers would have recommended the application for REFUSAL on grounds of harm to the landscape.

The Lake District National Park Planning Team has heeded us, and everyone else who objected, and importantly has recognised the significance of our National Parks and the planning process in place that protects these special and valuable landscapes.

Their response to this application is not only a victory for Thirlmere, but for the Lake District National Park and all our National Parks.