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On Monday, it was announced that new owners had taken over Alauna Roman fort at Maryport.
The North of England Civic Trust plans to turn the site into a visitor attraction.
Matthew Taylor reports.
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A World Heritage Site in Cumbria appears to have had its future secured.
The Alauna Roman Fort at Camp Farm, in Maryport, faced uncertainty after the charity that owned it stopped trading last year.
But ownership has now been transferred from the Hadrian's Wall Trust to the North England Civic Trust, which intends to continue restoring and investigating the site, and ultimately to open it as a visitor attraction.
The 40,000 people who live in the Lake District are being asked their views on the future of the national park.
The final five year plan will be scrutinised as part of the Lake District's bid for World Heritage status.
Katie Hunter's spent the day with business owners, locals and tourists in Bowness on Windermere finding out what they think the Lake District's priorities should be:
People living in the Lake District will be asked for their views on how the national park should be managed in the future.
A plan is being drawn up to look at such issues as jobs, tourism and housing. People's views will be used to form part of the bid by the Lake District to become a World Heritage Site.
More than 40,000 people in the Lake District are being urged to shape the national park's future.
The Lake District National Park Partnership is contacting 79 parishes asking for comment on a draft management plan.
It covers a variety of topics, including landscape, housing, tourism, jobs, water quality, access to services, farming and forestry and links to the current bid for World Heritage (WH) status.
"These are exceptional times for us. For the first time the management plan becomes an integral part of our WH bid and we need to know what residents, visitors, businesses, groups and organisations think and want."
All 40,000 people living in the Lake District will be asked for their views on how the national park should be managed in the future.
A plan is being drawn up to look at such issues as housing, tourism and jobs. People's views will be used to form part of the bid by the Lake District to become a World Heritage Site.