Campaigners including Sir Christopher Bonington, Friends of the Lake District and Campaign for the Protection of Rural England want the Lakes and Yorkshire Dales National Parks to be extended. Read their case.
Rob Cairns, chief executive of Furness Building Society, has been appointed chairman of Barrow Regeneration.
The Forum for the Built Environment will be launching its Lancashire and Cumbria branch in Preston in June.
GlaxoSmithKline has concluded the divestment of Ulverston canal in Cumbria to special purpose company Ulverston Canal Company.
DTZ has been appointed by Carlisle Renaissance and Carlisle City Council to help on the area’s employment sites study.
Standard Life Investments has let the former leisure unit on Hollywood Park in Barrow-in-Furness to Dunelm Soft Furnishings.
Steven Smith promoted from principal inspector in the Carlisle office of the Health & Safety Executive to North West head of operations in Preston.
Mike Mitchell, managing director of DTZ's northern region, has reported a strong contribution to the group's turnover from the North West investment market.