The building will be large enough to accommodate 600 delegates and will create 35 jobs. It is likely to be approved after the National Park Authority recommended it. But its size, location and design have caused controversy, with Friends of the Lake District arguing its look is too 'urban'.
More top news
What's in store for the bank holiday weekend? Find out here
An air rage thug was branded ‘every passenger and crew’s nightmare’ as he was jailed for drunken, aggressive behaviour on a Jet2 flight.
A dad from Salford thought he was a “goner” as he dived in to save two teenage girls from drowning off the Welsh coast.