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The Lake District National Park Authority is applying for the fourth time for World Heritage status.
However, there are some in Cumbria who would rather they did not try again.
Watch the full report from Fiona Marley Paterson below.
Jan Wilkinson from Honister Slate Mine near Keswick says if the Lake District National Park is awarded World Heritage status it could hinder business development .
The Lake District National Park Authority will decide today if it's going to apply for World Heritage status for the fourth time. Some Cumbrian businesses fear it would mean more regulation but the National Park is keen to get international recognition.