This page contains links to all documents that have been published by or on behalf of Natural England in relation to this project. For a concise summary of the background to this project, please go to the background page.
Natural England’s Chair and Chief Executive signed the Designation Variation Orders on 17 January 2012. Please note that the map links below are copies of the A3 maps as bound into the Orders and include additional pages bearing signatures etc. For the purposes of printing or viewing we recommend using the graphic and interactive map options available from the maps page.
Lake District National Park (Designation) (Variation) Order 2012: (411kb)
Maps as they appear in the Order: LDNP map 1: (1.86mb), LDNP map 2: (1.98mb), LDNP map 3: (2.01mb).
Please refer to the key map: (1.05mb) (not part of the Order) for coverage
Written descriptions of the boundary can be downloaded from the maps page.
By Land Use Consultants and TRL. The Strategic Environmental Assessment Report has been revised following consultation. The SEA Statement explains how environmental considerations and consultation responses are reflected in the decision to designate and how its implementation will be monitored in the future in compliance with SEA Regulation 16(4).
The Natural England Board concluded that the boundaries of the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District National Parks should be extended and Variation Orders should be made at its meeting on 28 September 2011. The following are links to the board paper, annexes and maps:
The further consultation with both statutory consultees (the relevant National Park Authorities, Local Authorities and Parish Councils) and the public, ran from 14 April to 1 July 2011. The following documents give an overview of our proposals and were sent out on request in Consultation Packs:
The following Supporting Documents provide detailed technical information:
E. Analysis of 2009/10 Consultation and Revised Proposals
F. Maps showing Revised Proposals, March 2011
The Natural England Board approved for public consultation further revised boundaries for the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District National Parks at its meeting on 2 March 2011. The following are links to the board paper, annexes and maps:
The main consultation with both statutory consultees (the relevant National Park Authorities, Local Authorities and Parish Councils) and the public, ran from December 2009 to May 2010. The following documents were issued as part of this consultation:
B. Natural England Board Paper “Lakes to Dales Landscape Designation Project” (NEB PU18 03, 25 November 2009): (148kb)
B1. Guidance for Assessing Landscapes for Designation as a National Park or Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) (November 2009): (354kb)
B2. Broad Evaluation Areas Considered as New Protected Landscapes, November 2009: (1.81mb)
B3. Assessment of Evaluation Areas Against the Technical Designation Criteria for National Park and AONB, November 2009: (194kb)
B4. Desirability to Designate Candidate Areas, November 2009: (194kb)
Maps showing Proposed National Park Extensions, November 2009: (4kb)
B5. B6. Overview of Proposed Extension Areas, November 2009: (6.4mb)
B7. Broad Evaluation Areas with Proposed Boundaries, November 2009: (1.08mb)
B8. Proposed Boundaries at 1:25,000 with Key Map, November 2009: Map Key: (1.03mb), Map 1: (2.42mb), Map 2: (2.72mb), Map 3: (2.91mb), Map 4: (2.39mb), Map 5: (2.49mb), Map 6: (2.49mb), Map 7: (2.52mb), Map 8: (2.36mb), Map 9: (2.37mb), Map 10: (2.63mb), Map 11: (2.69mb), Map 12: (2.53mb)
The Natural England Board approved for public consultation, revised boundaries for the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District National Parks (the ‘Lakes to Dales Project’) at its meeting on 28th November 2009. The following are links to the board paper, annexes and maps:
By Alison Farmer Associates and Julie Martin Associates. This report was completed in November 2009 after the project was restarted in 2009. It reviews all preceding evidence for the statutory designation criteria of ‘natural beauty’ and ‘opportunities for open-air recreation’ and recommends detailed boundaries. The document was also included as Annex A in the 2009/10 consultation.
By Carys Swanwick, University of Sheffield jointly with Land Use Consultants. This report was completed in late 2007 shortly before the project was put temporarily on hold. It reviews the evidence against each of the technical designation criteria using factors and indicators. It is accompanied by a database to assist officers in decision making. The main report is split into three parts:
By Alison Farmer Associates et al. This report recommends a draft boundary for an extension to the Lake District National Park (August 2006) to inform work of the project. The report is split into four parts:
The Board of the Countryside Agency considered the 2005 Area of Search Report and officers’ recommendations and agreed in May 2005 to consider further the areas that broadly meet the designation criteria for National Parks.
By Alison Farmer Associates et al. This report recommends areas which broadly meet the criteria for National Park and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The Designation History Series for National Parks and AONBs seeks to summarise the key events and reasoning behind each of the existing designations and those proposals that were considered, but not progressed. It also seeks to capture the collective knowledge of some of the key individuals involved in the original designations and any subsequent boundary reviews so that this knowledge and expertise is not lost. The designation histories relevant to the Lakes to Dales Landscape Designation Project are:
Please note: All externally produced research reports are the consultants' own professional assessment.