We are pleased to report that the Lake District National Park (LDNP) has reconsidered several key aspects of its 15 year Local Plan, following strong lobbying from CT on behalf of our members.
Earlier this year, we encouraged all members to review and respond to the LDNP Review of its Local Plan. This was a critical opportunity for the tourism industry to help shape and develop a vibrant and sustainable Lake District for all.
As a result of your feedback, we had raised concerns about the suggestion of an infrastructure tax, which would have involved a financial contribution towards sustainable travel and infrastructure.
Another key concern we raised on businesses’ behalf was around increased car parking charges; our priority was to call for the right balance between protecting our world-class landscape and ensuring that we provide accessible facilities which appeal to new generations of visitors.
We are glad to see the LDNP is actively listening to concerns and using business feedback to adapt and refine the Local Plan for the benefit of everyone who lives and works.