Herdwicks in the lake district

Strategy and Partnerships

Lead the strategic thinking on the National Park’s future, with influence nationally and internationally. Monitor how the Park is performing. Support and develop the unique Lake District National Park Partnership, facilitating breakthroughs in Partnership priorities.

Key areas of work

  • Lead the development of all strategy relating to the National Park, shaping and responding to changing national policy context and market conditions.
  • Facilitating the work of the Lake District National Park Partnership, strengthening partnership delivery to achieve the priorities for the National Park. Pooling resources with partners to deliver transformational projects in the Park.
  • Development of strategic planning policies, maintaining a robust and effective Local Plan
  • Provision of specialist advice to Development Management, the wider Authority, partner organisations, communities and customers.

Current programmes and projects cover the following thematic areas.

  • Improving flood resilience
  • Biodiversity and ecosystem services,
  • Sustainable land management,
  • Promoting sustainable food and farming.
  • Managing the Lake District national park’s carbon budget, securing year on year reductions.
  • Actions to protect and promote the cultural, built and the historic special qualities of the National Park, including the Lake District’s bid for World Heritage Site inscription.
  • Recreational access and transportation within, and to the Lake District National Park. Encompassing health, education, economic growth and social inclusion.