Statement on Landscapes Review announcement

Published: 15 January 2022

Lake District National Park Authority chief executive, Richard Leafe, says:

“Today’s Landscapes Review announcement signals an ambition to help us deliver more for nature, climate and the nation’s health and wellbeing in the Lake District. We look forward to working in partnership as one of England’s 44 protected landscapes, creating a more joined up nature network to benefit both planet and people. We’ll also work collaboratively with our partners and communities to explore a potential sustainable transport pilot in the Lake District.

“However, for protected landscapes to fully deliver these ambitions and play our vital role in the climate and biodiversity emergency, we quickly need further resources and powers to move into action.

“We welcome the Government’s response to the Landscapes Review and encourage everyone who lives in, visits, farms or simply enjoys the Lake District National Park to share their views in the consultation. Help take this ambitious plan forward and continue to protect this special place.”