A new plan to improve the Lake District National Park is on its way.

The plan, organised by the Lake District National Park Partnership, will involve twenty-five organisations who the Partnership say are inviting people to comment on their new five-year plan tackling five major challenges.

Stephen Henwood, Chair of the Partnership, says the inter-linked challenges will be close to many people's hearts.

He hopes people will want to find out more, have their say and get involved with the issues facing the Lake District, which are: vibrant communities and prosperous economy; climate action - achieving net zero and adapting to climate change; the future of farming and forestry, nature recovery and climate change; a Lake District for everyone and; sustainable travel and transport.

Mr Henwood said: "We have a real chance to address the most critical issues facing the Lake District, and all humanity, taking a local approach to shape a better world.

"Given the scale and complexity of these challenges, delivering the plan will mean working together differently, having a strong influence and attracting new resources and funding.

"It is about residents, businesses and visitors working with us to take action.

“The last plan resulted in some inspiring collaborative work from securing UNESCO World Heritage Site Status in 2017 to attracting funding for pilot farm and nature projects.”

“This new plan builds on this success and records the next set of priorities.”

The consultation runs until midday on June 23, 2021.

In addition to the challenges, strategies, evidence papers and proposed actions, the draft plan also includes videos, blogs and infographics illustrating the proposal.

The final plan will hopefully be adopted by the Lake District National Park Authority in autumn 2021, the 25-strong partnership will then commit to seeing the plan being actioned to the end of 2025.

More information, including the consultation survey, and details of the five challenges is available here.