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Annex 2

How UNESCO recommendations have been incorporated into the management plan strategies

UNESCO recommendation 1:

Providing assurances that quarrying activities within the property will be progressively downsized and extraction volumes limited to what is needed for carrying out conservation of the assets supporting the attributes of the property

Management Plan Strategy and actions

3. Wise use of geology contributing to local and national needs and demands

UNESCO recommendation 2:

Formally committing to avoiding any negative impact on the Outstanding Universal Value and related attributes of the property from the NWCC energy transportation facility being currently planned; and informing the World Heritage Centre about the results of the Heritage Impact Assessment, and how these will be integrated into planning consent and in the development consent order (DCO)

Management Plan Strategy and actions

18 Sustained major industries and provision of infrastructure outside the Lake District

UNESCO recommendation 3:

Informing about the timeframe of the integration of World Heritage consideration into the local plans and policies

Management Plan Strategy and actions

Local Plan review

UNESCO recommendation 4:

Developing proactive strategies, including alternative national farm-supporting policies, with the farming community, to address the issues that threaten the viability of the shepherding tradition that maintains many of the landscape’s significant attributes; recognising and financially compensating farmers for their heritage services in caring for the cultural landscape, as well as values such as genetic diversity of herds and food security.

Management Plan Strategy and actions

1 (b) Support the maintenance of traditional upland farming systems in the Lake District based on the open fell hefted grazing of local breeds of livestock including the Herdwick sheep, and commons management

10 (a), (b), (c), (d) Profitable land management, farming, and forestry industries maintaining traditional land based skills and sustaining our agro-pastoral farming system

Farming and Forestry, Nature Recovery and Climate Change key challenge and actions

UNESCO recommendation 5:

Rebalancing programs and funding dedicated to improving natural resources with the need to conserve the valuable cultural landscape that the Lake District is by acting on its key attributes and factors.

Management Plan Strategy and actions

5 (a), (b), (c) Well considered tree and woodland establishment and improvement

Farming and Forestry, Nature Recovery and Climate Change key challenge and actions

UNESCO recommendation 6:

Strengthening risk preparedness strategies for floods and other disasters that incorporate local knowledge on how to cope with recurrent disastrous natural events.

Management Plan Strategy and actions

17 (a),(b) Increased resilience to flooding

Farming and Forestry, Nature Recovery and Climate Change key challenge and action

Vibrant Communities and a Prosperous Economy Following Covid 19 section and actions

UNESCO recommendation 7:

Developing convincing programs to prevent depopulation, including:

  1. develop affordable housing for new households and for local retirees,
  2. ensure that communities have a mix of commercial outlets that serve the local community,
  3. further develop and market local products that benefit residents and local farmers

Management Plan Strategy and actions

12 (a), (b),(c),(d),(e) Access to services

13 (a), (b), (c) Access to a range of employment opportunities

14 (a), (b), (c), (d) Availability and supply of a full range of housing types, sizes and tenures to meet local needs

15 (a), (b) A high proportion of housing in permanent occupation

19 (a),(b),(c) Addressing workforce and skills gaps

20 (c) Supporting businesses with advice and access to investment opportunities

Vibrant Communities and a Prosperous Economy Following Covid 19 section and actions

UNESCO recommendation 8:

Developing an interpretation strategy at the landscape level which communicates the different strands of the Outstanding Universal Value by using the documents put together for the nomination dossier.

Management Plan Strategy and actions

1a(i), a(ii) A world-class living cultural landscape of exceptional beauty

8 (a) , (b) Engender a strong sense of pride and ownership of the local environment and its distinctive character

23 a(i), ii Opportunities to discover, appreciate and experience a unique, rich cultural  landscape

24 (a), (c) Ensure Responsible visiting

UNESCO recommendation 9:

Ensuring that careful attention is paid to conservation of landscape-defining features such as land-use patterns, structures such as shelters, dry stone walls, hedgerows, and also to vernacular architecture and Victorian buildings, not only in designated Conservation Areas, but in the whole property.

Management Plan Strategy and actions

1 (a) A world-class living cultural landscape of exceptional beauty

2 (a), (b), (c) Sustained distinctive and well maintained built and historic environment and landscape

7 (a), (b), (c) The continuation of the Lake District as a source of artistic, literary, and cultural inspiration

Farming and Forestry, Nature Recovery and Climate Change key challenge section and actions

Lake District National Park Local Plan