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The Lake District World Heritage Site Steering Group, a group of local, county, regional and national organisations chaired by Lord Clark of Windermere was formed in 2005 to take forward the bid. The groups’ core purpose is to produce wider benefits (social & economic) for the Lake District and Cumbria while taking forward a successful bid for World Heritage Site inscription.

The Partnership has undertaken an analysis of the social and economic advantages and disadvantage of three options and recommended the National Park boundary as the boundary of the World Heritage Site (with no external buffer zone).  This option was recommended to the Lake District World Heritage Site Steering Group on the 29th October 2007.

However it should be noted this does not close the debate on other options and the nomination and management planning process will continue to be flexible with community engagement at its core, read on to learn more about the process and the costs.

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