The LDNPA says it has a duty to protect the landscape for the public
Surely thats a typo. Should be from the public..
While Chris Bonnington was vociferous in his support even He doesn't have the power to give a steer to a quango like the LDNPA.
I'm always pleasantly surprised to hear how many people used to make trips to the Lakes from all over the UK. We used to use it for day trips for some water skiiing. I'm sure when they did their sums ( or didn't) they figured the catchment area was Lancs, Yorks, Northumberland. But peeps used to come from far and wide and stay a couple of days, fuel-up, eat, drink, slipway fees spend in shops, ice creams . . .