The Management Plan for the National Park is called 'The Partnership's Plan'. This is because it has been developed by many members of the Lake District National Park Partnership.
Part 1 of Partnership's Plan (PDF) - What the Lake District looks like now
Part 2 of Partnership's Plan (PDF) - Where we want to be
Part 3 How we are going to realise the Vision - sections below:
Part 3a Partnership's Plan (PDF) - A prosperous economy
Part 3b of Partnership's Plan (PDF) - World class visitor experiences
Part 3c of Partnership's Plan (PDF) - Vibrant communities
Part 3d of Partnership's Plan (PDF) - Spectacular landscape, wildlife and cultural heritage
Part 4 and Annexes of Partnership's Plan (PDF) - Implementing and monitoring the Partnership's Plan
The Partnership's Plan (The Plan) incorporates suggestions and comments from other organisations and individuals who are not formally part of the Partnership. These were gathered during the consultation stage in Summer 2010. You can view them in Comments on the Partnership's Plan (PDF)
The Partnership first approved The Plan at their 7 September meeting in 2010. You can view details of all the past Partnership meetings online.
The Plan is now 'live' and happening. The Partnership has committed to reviewing the actions contained within it every year.
The actions are subject to a sustainability appraisal to identify any potential negative outcomes on the environment, economy or community. You can read it here: Sustainability Appraisal of the Partnership's Plan 2010-2015 Actions 2011 (Word document)
The Plan is only current at the time it was written. Many factors will affect and influence the accuracy of content, decisions of all the Partners and the actions within it. Monitoring progress on the Plan's delivery is therefore essential.
We review the plan every year, allowing us to adjust priorities and approaches when faced with new factors such as significant changes in our financial circumstances.
It was agreed in the LDNPP 13 December 2010 meeting how we will monitor the Plan. The Lake District National Park will lead the review, monitoring and reporting of the Plan,. The Partnership Plan sub group will consider the results of monitoring activity, helping push delivery of the Plan when appropriate, and will lead the review of the Plan every year.
These give an update on progress on all the actions in the Partnership Plan. The Partners leading each action provide an update on delivery of the action and assign a status to each action, based on the following:
The risks to delivering the Plan need to be understood and managed. The sub group will regularly consider how we manage those risks as part of the monitoring and review.
The sub group will review the performance indicators in the Plan especially in light of changes by Government. This includes replacing the National Indicator Set with a single list of data and scrapping the Place Survey.
Each June the Partnership will receive an update on all monitoring activity, including actions, data for performance indicators and updates on risks to delivery. This will provide the context for the Partnership Plan sub group to lead the annual review of the Partnership Plan, in particular the actions. This review of the Partnership's Plan will help us address issues that arise, whilst remaining on course towards achieving our Vision. Each year the Partnership will decide their priority actions. The actions for 2012 to 2013 are:
Following the annual review an updated version of the Partnership's Plan will be published each year.
The Partnership has also agreed performance measures and targets that monitor the condition of the National Park.
Every year we will produce:
The National Park Authority has to review its Management Plan at least every five years.
CD copies of The Plan are also available, at a cost of £5.00 (including postage and packing). Please call 01539 724555, email firstname.lastname@example.org or write to:
Lake District National Park Authority
Kendal LA9 7RL