Author Topic: The Friends of the Lake District view of the LDNP local plan review  (Read 547 times)

April

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The Friends have a bit on their website about the LDNPA local plan review here

https://www.friendsofthelakedistrict.org.uk/news/local-plan-review

Here area few bullet points I have copied from their response and I wholeheartedly agree with it all

"Friends of the Lake District considers that the Local Plan is far too focussed on tourism business and not enough on the other aspects of running a National Park. This Plan will encourage provision for an ever greater number of visitors to a National Park which is already struggling to support 19+ million visitors a year. The Local Plan should be more aware of conserving and enhancing the landscape; and of the needs of people who live in and work in other sectors in the Lake District"

"Related to the increase in visitor numbers is the intractable issue of transport within the Lake District. The National Park’s roads are already at capacity during the busiest months; any increase in visitors will make congestion worse, impacting on the livelihoods of local people, businesses and visitor enjoyment"

"We are concerned that the Local Plan champions inappropriate, fanciful tourism development ideas in the Showcase Areas"

I haven't read all of it as yet but I am sure it will reflect exactly how I feel about the LDNP and how it should be managed.

"Who would've thought...... you are light and darkness coming through" words by Tim Armstrong

April

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Just bumping this.

You have until the 29th June to put your thoughts forward about the LDNP plans/silly ideas. If you don't respond it might be something you regret when the Lake District turns into Blackpool with a few mountains and lakes seen between huge touristy developments. 
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Strangely I thought I'd responded to this a couple of weeks ago - the beer in Elterwater obviously addled my brain.  I think the Friends document is well argued and I support all their concerns.  I will respond tomorrow , promise  O0

April

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I think the Friends document is well argued and I support all their concerns.  I will respond tomorrow , promise  O0

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The worry with this Local Plan is that it hasn't been very well advertised by the LDNP. Locals don't even know about it, never mind anyone else, I wonder if the people who live in Thornthwaite are aware of the possibility of cable cars ascending and descending near their houses? I have read most of the plans in these 'showcase areas' with horror. The LDNP does seem to have forgotten why The Lake District became a National Park and what their role is .
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April

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The Friends of the Lake District have put their full response on their website
https://www.friendsofthelakedistrict.org.uk/news/local-plan-review

It isn't too late to let the LDNPA know what you think, you can do so online if you don't want to write a letter
https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Shapethelakes3

The closing date is tomorrow 29 Jun 18. Stop watching the bleddy football and do something more useful  ;)
"Who would've thought...... you are light and darkness coming through" words by Tim Armstrong