Nuclear plans 'could ruin Lake District World Heritage bid'

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Plans for a new nuclear power plant in west Cumbria could ruin the Lake District's bid for World Heritage Site status, according to a new report.

The plans for Moorside is one of the schemes flagged up by campaigners, calling on the Government to do more to protect England’s national parks.

A new report, conducted by Sheffield Hallam University, says that the Moorside plan and associated pylons would impact on the Lake District National Park and may affect its bid for World Heritage Site status.

The Campaign for National Parks, Campaign to Protect Rural England and the National Trust have commissioned the research.

They say it shows that short-term economic priorities are resulting inappropriate developments in national parks.

The Moorside nuclear development is on the list of current threats.

The report states: