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Lake District National Park Authority continues to clamp down on illegal developments

The Lake District National Park Authority, as the Planning Authority for the Lake District, works tirelessly to ensure that all new developments within the park boundary are sympathetic to its special landscape. When this doesn’t happen it can result in enforcement action being taken, which can amount to significant fines.

Posted: 21 November 2023

Arklid Barn Nibthwaite after

Partnership approach a Lake District success story

The actions taken by many organisations working collaboratively to look after, protect and enhance the Lake District are being celebrated in the Lake District National Park Partnership’s annual progress report.

Posted: 02 November 2023

A view over the Bassenthwaite Lake National Nature Reserve

National Park is looking for views on the management of Bassenthwaite Lake National Nature Reserve

The Lake District National Park Authority owns Bassenthwaite Lake and manages this and other areas of land around that make up the National Nature Reserve. The Authority is currently looking for feedback on its draft five-year management plan, with an online consultation starting this week and running until 24 November 2023.

Posted: 04 October 2023

Grasmere drystone wall around the boundary which provides additional, varied microclimates and shelter for invertebrates, reptiles, and small mammals.

New Design Code puts people at the heart of Lake District development

The Lake District National Park Authority (LDNPA) has become the first local authority to adopt a Design Code. It's a helpful tool for planning applicants and the Authority as it clearly sets out what should be considered in development design, big or small.

Posted: 28 September 2023

Group bike photo in the Lake District

Bank a bike or bus adventure this August holiday weekend

As the last bank holiday of the summer approaches, the Lake District National Park Authority is encouraging people to take in a different view of the Lake District by travelling by bike or bus.

Posted: 23 August 2023

The official opening of teh West Windermere Way with a man on a bike, a lady and a man in a wheelchair smile at the camera holding a blue ribbon. There is a group of people looking on behind them

New route encourages car free visits to the west shore of Windermere

At a celebration event today (14 July) the Rt Hon Trudy Harrison MP officially opened the new £1.5 million West Windermere Way route.

Posted: 14 July 2023

Milo the dog who is a star of the Lake District's new dog poo campaign

New campaign aims to stop people getting barking mad

As summer gets into full swing, the Lake District National Park Authority is reminding visitors to take all litter home with them to protect the landscape they love. This year there’s been an increase in dog poo being left behind. To help raise awareness of this issue, the Lake District National Park Authority is launching a humorous Leave only pawprints campaign to remind people of this important message.

Posted: 04 July 2023