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Lake District's latest World Heritage bid to be formally submitted
2:55pm Tuesday 24th September 2013 in News
THE Lake District’s latest bid to gain UNESCO World Heritage Status (WHS) has taken a key step forward.
The partnership formed to drive the WHS plan this week agreed to submit a formal submission by the deadline of October 21.
The Department of Culture, Media and Sport will announce in the New Year which applications will be allowed to go forward for WHS consideration.
If ultimately successful, the Lake District would gain the same status enjoyed by iconic landmarks such as the Great Wall of China, Egypt’s pyramids and the Taj Mahal.
Lake District Partnership chairman, Lord Clark of Windermere, said the national park ‘deserved’ the WHS international badge of recognition.
“Going forward to the next stage of submissions is an encouraging step,” he said. “We hope the eventual outcome will be very good news for the country, national park, our people and visitors.”
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