Natural England

Lakes to Dales Landscape Designation Project

In 2009, Natural England put forward proposals to extend the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks. Countryscape led a major public consultation over the proposals during 2009/2010, working in partnership with Alison Farmer Associates and Pathways Consultancy.

Countryscape managed the national consultation and also jointly undertook a local public engagement programme to raise awareness of the project and provide information to help people make informed decisions.

This work included:

  • Designing and producing all consultation materials and documentation
  • Developing and managing a consultation website
  • Facilitating approximately 20 stakeholder workshops and community drop-in sessions, in partnership with Pathways Consultancy
  • Developing publicity materials to advertise the consultation, together with supporting the media and public relations activity of Natural England
  • Collating and cataloguing the consultation responses