Cumbria Trust welcomes UNESCO’s decision to make the Lake District a World Heritage Site. In doing so, UNESCO has recognised the importance of protecting the landscape for future generations. It is striking that a global organisation based in Paris is more aware of the need to protect the Lake District than Copeland and Allerdale Borough Councils, both of which voted in 2013 to include the Lake District in a search for a burial site for the UK’s vast stockpile of nuclear waste. Copeland and Allerdale failed in their duty to protect the Lake District as well as other special areas such as the AONB near Silloth. Fortunately Cumbria County Council, led by Eddie Martin, recognised the failure of the borough councils and vetoed their decision.
Cumbria Trust 13th July 2017 read more »