The Case of Lake District National Park

Joe McClain - Oct 29, 2007
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National park status, the Gold Medal of outstanding landscape, has served well to protect the attractiveness of such designated areas and conserve them for the future. But, such success has also been instrumental in furthering leisure demand which in some areas in terms of the sector which promotes and responds to such demand i.e. tourism, may now overly dominate the local economy. A situation probably not envisaged by Dower (though may have been by Wordsworth!) and one which in combination with the substantial issues challenging rural communities bodes ill for the future - for the sustainability - of the local economy and long term well being of the community...

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