Planit-IE selected for Windermere vision

A team led by landscape architects Planit-IE has been appointed to map out a 20-year plan for the major redevelopment of Brockhole, the Lake District Visitor Centre on the shores of Windermere.

Forestry firm fined £15k over worker’s death

A countryside management firm has been sentenced over the death of a father-of-four who was working on Waterfront business park in Barrow-in-Furness when he was struck by a piece of metal that flew off a strimmer at high speed.

HLF supports Morecambe Bay conservation bid

The Heritage Lottery Fund has awarded provisional grant support towards preserving the distinctive landscape of Morecambe Bay as part of a national initiative.

Barrow to benefit from £1.6bn Irish Sea wind farm

Danish energy giant DONG Energy and Scottish Power Renewables have agreed to go ahead with the construction of a 108-turbine wind farm in the Irish Sea, with an operational base in Barrow-in-Furness.

Should the Lake District be bigger?

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.