The achievement of the objectives (“what are we trying to achieve”) and actions identified in this Plan will require our collective commitment and efforts as well as a wide range of other organisations and individuals.
We will work in the following ways to deliver this Plan:
As part of the preparation of this Plan we have begun a review of the Partnership’s governance to ensure it is fit for the future to help delivery this Plan. To support the delivery of this Plan we have identified the following structure to focus on the Outcomes to address the five key challenges identified. This structure will be further refined and developed during the delivery of this Plan.
As a collective Partnership, we have considerable resource (staff and financial) already in place to ensure effective implementation and resourcing of our Plan. Whilst there is no doubt the level of ambition in this Plan will require further financial resources to ensure successful delivery of all aspects of the Plan, this is factored into the actions. We will actively identify and seek to secure funding to deliver the Plan from external sources, to complement our core resources. This enables projects and programmes to be delivered more quickly and/or with even greater impact than would otherwise have been achievable. We expect a number of the actions identified in this Plan will identified in relevant Partner’s Business/Corporate Plans thereby supporting delivery through the allocation of resources.
In addition to the transformational actions identified in the Outcomes sections there are a number of additional actions that we have already identified that we would like to delivery over the next five years. The list of additional actions are identified in Annex 6 – presented by how they will deliver the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. This is not an exhaustive list, and new actions will be added in time.
We also recognise that local action is also already happening, and is critical to achieving progress to address these key outcomes and contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals too. We will continue to support local delivery and action over the life of the Plan.
We will continue to develop the actions and seek the resources to deliver this Plan over the coming years. Our actions will be subject to regular review to ensure they remain relevant and deliverable. New actions may be identified and added as opportunities or challenges emerge.
Process for new actions to be brought into the Plan
Some projects may require further assessment before delivery can take place. There are statutory requirements that need to be complied with, including the need in some cases for planning permission to be secured. Heritage Impact Assessments may also be required for specific proposals to understand the likely impact on the Outstanding Universal Value of the Lake District.
The Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2017 also states that any development, project or plan that is likely to have significant effect upon an Special Area of Conservation, Special Protection Area or Ramsar site, then (Subject to Regulation 63 and Regulation 64) the Lake District National Park Authority (or other competent authority) may not issue planning permission, adopt a plan or implement a project until it has carried out an Appropriate Assessment. The Appropriate Assessment will assess the implications of the development or plan against the European Site’s conservation objectives and ascertain whether the development or plan will have an Adverse Effect upon the Integrity of the Site.