Great News: The Lakes Granted World Heritage Status

10th July 2017

“The news that the Lake District has received World Heritage status is great news for Cumbria, drawing attention, not only to the fantastic scenery we all enjoy but also the natural resources of the area.”

Brian Richardson, Chief Executive commented on hearing that the Lake District has received World Heritage Status.

“At H&H, our business is very much tied to the rural and farming economy of the area which does so much to create the landscape and the future fortunes of farming and is critically important in maintaining that managed landscape in the future.

“This really does put the Lake District on the World Stage. Work can now continue to maintain what we have and also to develop the economic benefits that may accrue. It is interesting that it comes at a time when farming’s future is under scrutiny because of Brexit, and what happens when present EU-based support arrangements come to an end. It is a critical time for farming’s future. H&H will be working hard on behalf of our customers to lobby Government on their needs and requirements, and where support can be targeted with environmental support in the future.

“The award of World Heritage Status will add to the prosperity of the area in many areas and we pass on our congratulations to those preparing the application. It is now up to all in the Lake District to take advantage of this and make sure it is maintained as a working landscape – it’s not a museum and must be maintained and enhanced in the future.”