Statement in response to Friends of the Lake District's campaign
20 January 2020
"We share the same vision as Friends of the Lake District and the other 25 partner organisations who help manage the national park. We will continue to work collaboratively to secure the long-term sustainability of the Lake District as a place of natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage for everyone to enjoy.
“We recognise the passion that people have for their national park and we take our role of custodians for this evolving, changing landscape very seriously. This means the decisions we take are often complex, but are always in line with our vision for protecting this special place.
“It is very important that we continue to work hard and in an innovative way to balance the needs of the place and the needs of the people that live in, work in and visit the Lake District. We commit to continue to do this now and for future generations.”