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Local action and delivery

We appreciate that many of the actions for addressing the key challenges will need to be tackled locally - these could be in individual valleys, towns or villages, transport routes, catchments or other local areas. This is also a critical element of the delivery of national policy.

Local action and delivery - freedom in a framework

We recognise that to deliver this Partnership Plan people living and, or working within a community have a passion for improving local areas and are often best placed to understand what needs to happen, and to facilitate local action. We believe that through local initiatives which involve engagement with individuals, groups and organisations good progress could be made on addressing the key challenges set out in this Plan.

They could be led by communities, Partners, or other groups or organisations. Through this Plan and the Partnership we want to support this to happen.

The support from Partners could include:

  • Sharing data, knowledge, skills.
  • Sponsorship – to provide a link into the Partners.
  • Support with funding opportunities and applications, governance or to navigate regulatory processes.
  • Sharing learning, good practice and connect communities with similar objectives locally and nationally to help achieve success.

Innovation and resources are key to being able to do this. Options are being explored for this at present, alongside considering how to increase the engagement of new audiences with the Lake District and cultural and natural heritage.

We don’t want to say what local action should cover, when they should be done or include. We want to ensure flexibility within a framework so they can be used where they are needed, led by whoever needs to lead them, and be responsive to a specific challenge, funding opportunity, or collective ambition to delivery.

We would like to hear your views and thoughts on delivering local action that could deliver the strategies, ambitions or actions of the Lake District National Park Partnership Plan. This could be described in a short summary or a more detailed plan, and it could cover one or many issues or opportunities, such as:

  • Catchment, valley, or area initiatives for farming, nature and climate – for example, a pilot Upper Derwent (Newlands Valley) Environmental Land Management area plan has been developed for a Defra Commissioned test and trial, Ullswater Catchment Management Community Interest Company Projects and Wasdale, Ennerdale and Kinniside Community Interest Company.
  • Initiatives to consider local opportunities to attract and retain young people – like Great Places Lakes and Dales.
  • Local sustainable transport or low carbon plans - for example, early ideas are being explored for Ullswater, Ambleside, Seathwaite and Borrowdale alongside the Riverlands programme and Ennerdale.
  • Local business initiatives to create green jobs, increase local resilience, promote Lake District skills and products.
  • Holistic approaches and ideas are being explored in Staveley.

If you have enthusiasm to get involved, or have ideas of projects or programmes that help deliver the Lake District National Park Partnership Plan you would like to see delivered we would love to hear from you. Please get in touch through the consultation.

Help shape the plan - our shared plan for the Lake District

Thank you for sharing your views

This consultation closed at midday Wednesday 23 June 2021, thank you to everyone who gave their views.

The Partnership are now analysing the responses and will update the Plan for adoption later in the year.